First Alert Weather Day: Final round of storms possible tonight

In the wake of Zeta, a second area of low pressure will develop which could fire up more storms late this evening

Another round of storms possible late tonight

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day as the remnants of Zeta cross Virginia, bringing wind and rain

At times Thursday afternoon winds gusted up to 40 m.p.h. as the remnants of Zeta passed Virginia, causing scattered power outages, but the winds will start to get calmer after 4 p.m. as the storm system pulls away.

A lull in the rain is expected early this evening from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Late this evening, attention will turn to a second area of low pressure developing in Southern Virginia near the North Carolina state line.

A second round of severe weather is possible late this evening from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Gusty winds are the primary concern, but a brief spin up tornado is possible. Severe weather is more likely south of Richmond tonight.

Nudged Slightly North by the SPC
Nudged Slightly North by the SPC (Source: SPC)

The formation of Zeta puts us in a tie with 2005 as the year with the most named storms. One more storm and 2020 could go down in the books as the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record.

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