First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms possible

Storms most likely in Richmond 6-8pm Friday

FIRST ALERT: Late-day severe storms possible Friday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The powerful system we have been watching the last few days is marching east and will bring scattered showers and a few storms to Central Virginia on Friday late afternoon and evening.

A portion of our area has been included in a “marginal risk” of severe weather.

It’s been awhile since we have a seen a severe weather threat in Central Virginia. Marginal risk can be considered a 1 out of 5 on the severe weather threat. That’s all the counties that you see in green. This area has been expanded since the first alert to severe storms Thursday evening.

The best chance for severe storms is from 6-8 p.m.

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We’ll climb back into the mid 70′s with a southwest breeze through the day. Mainly cloudy skies through the overnight and into Friday morning should help limit the severe threat, but an isolated strong storm is still possible.

The main concern with any storms will be strong gusty winds.

After this system moves out Friday evening, cooler and drier air arrives for the weekend. Expect temperatures in the 50′s.

Make sure you have your NBC12 Weather App handy through the day Friday. We’ll send video and updated forecasts through the app and as always check back with us on TV and social media.

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