First Alert Weather Day: Strong afternoon storms possible

Strong afternoon storms possible

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Monday is now a First Alert Weather Day for potential strong to severe storms.

After a stray shower (or storm chance in the morning) this afternoon/evening commute from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. could produce a severe thunderstorm or two.

Most of Central and Southern Virginia is in a marginal risk (1 out of 5) from the Storm Prediction Center on Monday.

The primary threat with storms on Monday will be strong wind gusts, hail, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours. There is a very low chance for a tornado that cannot be completely ruled out. The morning chance in the graphic below is dropping fast!

Best chance of severe storms is between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the evening. You don’t need to cancel outdoor plans on Monday but stay weather aware and be prepared to move indoors if skies get threatening and you hear thunder or see lightning. Keep in mind our overall rain chance is low so most areas will not see any severe storms.

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