First Alert Weather Day: Low risk for a few strong storms Thursday

The risk for strong storms will be highest south of I-64

First Alert Weather Day: Low risk for a few strong storms Thursday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - There’s a low risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms on Today as a cold front slides across Central and Southern Virginia. Today is a First Alert Weather Day.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Virginia in a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for severe weather Today. Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat. A marginal risk means an isolated strong to severe storm is possible, but it’s expected to be short-lived and limited in intensity.

Thursday could bring a strong or severe storm
Thursday could bring a strong or severe storm (Source: SPC map)

TIMING

There may be a couple rounds of storms, The first round of storms could happen midday into the early afternoon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There may be a few storms midday Thursday, especially over southside Virginia.
There may be a few storms midday Thursday, especially over southside Virginia. (Source: WWBT)

More storms may develop later in the afternoon and early evening from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. We’ll continue to adjust the timing of these potential storms as we get closer.

The hour by hour future radar shows a few strong storms potentially developing later in the evening Thursday between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The hour by hour future radar shows a few strong storms potentially developing later in the evening Thursday between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Source: WWBT)

THREATS

The primary threat with any storms on Thursday will be gusty winds, along with lightning, downpours, and potentially some small hail.

The NBC12 First Alert Weather Team will keep you posted with updates on air, online, and on the NBC12 First Alert Weather app. You can download it at this link.

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