First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms possible Wednesday afternoon/evening

First Alert Weather Day: Storms could pack damaging winds

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A slow-moving cold front will bring scattered showers and storms to Central Virginia Wednesday and some might turn severe.

The Storm Prediction Center’s afternoon update places areas south of I-64 in a marginal risk of severe storms. Areas north of I-64 are included in the Slight risk of severe storms. (2 out of 5 on the severe weather threat scale)

Richmond and the green zone on the map above is in the “Marginal” zone. In that area, the SPC thinks that “isolated severe thunderstorms are possible.”

In the yellow “Slight” risk zone, it means “scattered severe storms are possible.”

If these storms do turn severe, damaging winds are the main threat.

We don’t expect everyone to get rained on today. Although there could be a few strong to severe storms, we only expect around 50% coverage of rain with the best chance of storms coming around 6-7 p.m. in the Richmond Metro Area.

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