First Alert Weather Day: Strong storms possible Sunday PM

Damaging wind gusts, hail, frequent lightning possible

Sunday evening storms, then cool and refreshing start to week

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible during the late afternoon and evening hours Sunday.

Sunday morning into the early afternoon should stay mainly dry, but late in the day between 6pm and midnight, there will be a low end threat for strong to severe thunderstorms.

Counties highlight in yellow, mainly north of Richmond, have been included in the *slight* risk for severe weather category. That is a 2 out of 5 on the severe weather threat scale. This area has the best likelihood of seeing a few strong storms, mainly this evening.

Richmond and counties to the south that are highlighted in green are in the *marginal* risk of severe storms. An isolated strong to severe storm can’t be ruled out in these areas.

The primary threat with any strong to severe storms that develop will be damaging wind gusts, hail, lightning and heavy downpours. The storm threat will be hit or miss, but most of the storms will be focused north of I-64 through Sunday around midnight.

Our hour by hour future radar shows the first storms arriving in our area around 6pm. Here is what the radar may look like around 7 p.m.:

The radar shows a few storms developing between 6 to 7pm Sunday.
The radar shows a few storms developing between 6 to 7pm Sunday.

This is what the radar may look like at 11 p.m.:

Make sure you have the NBC12 weather app handy if you have an Sunday evening plans.

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