First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms possible Tuesday evening

Severe storms possible late Tuesday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Today’s severe weather risk is a “marginal” or low-end threat for almost all of Virginia, with a slight risk added as of midday for Northern Virginia, including Orange County.

Today is a First Alert Weather Day for a chance of strong to severe storms.
Today is a First Alert Weather Day for a chance of strong to severe storms.

A few storms could develop as early as 3 to 4 p.m., but Tuesday’s rain threat is more of an evening threat. 6 to 10 p.m. looks to be prime time. Here’s the 5 p.m. model (it’s the high resolution NAM model):

8 p.m. looks to be the peak of the storms.

At 10 p.m., the heaviest rain and severe storm threat pushes east of Richmond.

If the forecast holds, much of the daytime hours will be dry, with storms threatening closer to sunset. Be alert for slow-moving storms that could produce flooding, damaging wind, and frequent lightning.

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