A strong cold front is sweeping through central Virginia and we've had plenty of showers, with rain totals as of 9am as high as 1/2" in spots.
While widespread severe weather is not anticipated, there will be strong enough dynamics in the atmosphere that we might get a few severe storms, general EAST of I-95 later this morning and early in the afternoon. Damaging wind gusts being the main threat but according to the SPC the threat isn't impressive at all.
considerable doubt exists on the development/coverage of any additional sustained convection in that northeastward-shifting corridor -- given currently observed and expected veering of prefrontal surface winds, and resultant negative effect on boundary-layer convergence near the front.
That said, an isolated tornado can't be totally ruled out. Notice that much of Eastern Virginia is under a MARGINAL RISK (Level 1 - Lowest Risk Category).
Richmond's shower/storm chance stays up through 11am or noon with areas east of I-95 seeing a lingering chance of showers and a few stronger storms until about 1pm. Thereafter, it will be windy and warm with colder air finally filtering into the region during the afternoon
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