RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - There is a low end threat for strong thunderstorms, gusty winds, and minor flooding Thursday as a cold front drops into the region.
The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk for severe storms across central VA. That’s a 1 out of 5 on the severe weather threat.
A few showers early morning Thursday will be possible ahead of the cold front.
By the time the front arrives Thursday afternoon, the humidity level will be at near tropical levels (dew points at 70 or higher.) This could help fuel training thunderstorms and downpours as the front passes.
Thunderstorms could develop as early as 1pm and 2pm in metro Richmond. Here’s what it could look like at 3 p.m.
Our main concern with any storms that develop during the afternoon and evening will be heavy rain that could produce localized flooding and strong wind gusts.
Here’s what it could look like at 5 p.m.:
Main line of rain and storms moves off the coast by Thursday night. Keep the NBC12 weather app handy especially during the late afternoon and evening of Thursday.
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