First Alert Weather Day for an isolated strong storm potential Sunday

It’s a low potential overall, but a couple storms could turn severe late afternoon Sunday

First Alert Weather Day for isolated strong to severe storm potential Sunday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Sunday is a First Alert Weather Day for the potential of an isolated strong to severe storms during the late afternoon and early evening.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Central and Southern Virginia in a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for severe weather.

Isolated strong PM storm possible
Isolated strong PM storm possible (Source: Storm Prediction Center)

Timing

If any strong to severe storms develop, the time would be between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

This is what it could look around 6:30 p.m.:

HRRR model 6:30 p.m.
HRRR model 6:30 p.m. (Source: NBC12)

Threats

The storms are expected to be isolated, which means not everyone sees them. Many areas in Central and Southern Virginia may go the entire day without seeing any rain.

Gusty winds and hail would be the primary concerns, but a tornado cannot be ruled out.

Main Concerns: Gusty Winds and Hail
Main Concerns: Gusty Winds and Hail (Source: NBC12)

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