First Alert Weather Day for soaking rain Thursday

2″ or more possible.

First Alert for heavy rain, storms Thursday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -First Alert Weather Day for heavy rain and an isolated strong thunderstorm.

8:50am update. The Weather Prediction Center just published this product: They are watching for the potential for Flash Flooding. This is what we expected. Rain rates are coming in at 1-2″ per hour in a thin line of heavy rain that’s moving through central Virginia.

WPC updated on heavy rain potential, and a flash flood threat
WPC updated on heavy rain potential, and a flash flood threat (Source: SPC)

A Flood Watch is in effect all day:

2" of Rain possible on Thursday
2" of Rain possible on Thursday (Source: NBC12)

Richmond’s rain will start to taper by mid afternoon. Along our eastern counties, rain will hold on until 6pm.

And remember: turn around, don’t drown!

One positive? The threat of lightning/thunder appears to be on the low side. Here’s the HRRR model for lightning density.

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