First Alert Weather Day Saturday: Severe threat drops as Laura’s remnants pull away

First Alert Weather Day Saturday: Severe threat drops as Laura’s remnants pull away
Laura brought minimal impact to Central Virginia as the severe threat fizzled Saturday. (Source: WWBT)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The threat for severe storms from the remnants of Laura on Saturday has pretty much ended across Central and Southern Virginia.

Abundant clouds and light rain Saturday morning into the afternoon kept the severe threat low because it prevented much instability/fuel for thunderstorms.

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Very little rain fell at Richmond International Airport, so we remain in 2nd place for the all time wettest August.

Current totals for August sit at 15.26″ which is 2nd place. The #1 record is 16.3″ set back in 2004

Record monthly rainfall for Richmond
Record monthly rainfall for Richmond (Source: National Weather Service)

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