First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms end after causing flooding, tree damage

Biggest threats are wind gusts, hail, heavy rain

First Alert Weather Day: Evening severe storms possible

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - NBC12 gave you the First Alert about severe weather potential 24 hours before severe storms hit the Richmond area Friday evening.

Three Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued in the Richmond area along with an urban flooding advisory for the City of Richmond and a Flash Flood Warning until midnight.

Dominion Energy reported nearly 5,000 people in Richmond were without power as the storm moved through the area.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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Posted by NBC12 on Friday, May 31, 2019

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect until 11 p.m. for Dinwiddie, Nottoway, Amelia, Prince George, Greensville, Cumberland, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Prince Edward, and Buckingham Counties, along with the Cities of Petersburg, Hopewell, Emporia, and Franklin.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Friday brought the risk for some scattered strong to severe thunderstorms later in the afternoon and evening. The Storm Prediction Center placed parts central and southern Virginia south and west of Richmond under a “Slight Risk” for severe storms. The primary risks will be damaging wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain in stronger storms.

Areas south and west of Richmond have the best chance for severe weather
Areas south and west of Richmond have the best chance for severe weather

Be sure to check your NBC12 weather app settings for notifications to receive any warnings that might be issued for your area. As always, keep up with the latest updates on NBC12 on TV, online, and on the app.

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