Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central Virginia until 11pm Tuesday

Higher risk for strong to severe storms likely stays across northern Virginia

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central Virginia until 11pm Tuesday
The next few days will feature a "northwest flow" weather pattern, which can sometimes bring lines of severe storms into Central Virginia. The primary time to watch will be late afternoon into the evening hours. (Source: WWBT)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11pm for North Central Virginia.

It includes Goochland, Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Essex, Cumberland, Buckingham, Lancaster, Middlesex, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Spotsylvania, Fluvanna and Richmond County.

The weather pattern the next few days is what we call a “northwest flow”, which can sometimes bring line segments of severe storms into Virginia. Damaging wind gusts capable of tree damage are the primary concern in this set-up. Download the NBC12 First Alert Weather App for updates at this link.

Tuesday has a marginal risk for severe storms across Central Virginia, while there is a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) across Northern Virginia. There is an even higher risk for severe storms from the D.C. metro northward.

There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms north of Richmond on Tuesday evening.
There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms north of Richmond on Tuesday evening. (Source: WWBT)

We will continue to watch this risk for storms and have the First Alert to any changes.

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