RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for the Richmond area, including Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico.
Afternoon and late-day storms are likely on Wednesday, some of which could be strong or severe.
As of the Wednesday morning update from the Storm Prediction Center, most of Virginia is under a “Slight Risk" of Severe Storms.
The main threat right now appears to be straight line wind damage during the afternoon and early evening.
We think storms will fire up on radar between 2 and 3 p.m.
Here’s the forecast at 3 p.m., picking up on a few storms developing.
By later afternoon and early evening, the severe threat increases. Even though flash flooding from Monday is fresh in people’s minds, Wednesday’s threat looks a little different. The storms will move vs staying stationary. The flooding threat is low but non existent. Straight line winds could reach severe criteria and is our main concern.
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