First Alert Weather Day: Low severe storm risk Today in southern Virginia

There is a low-end risk for a strong to severe storm Wednesday afternoon into the evening across southside Virginia

First Alert Weather Day

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It’s a First Alert Weather Day Wednesday for a low risk for a couple strong to severe storms across southside Virginia.

As of 12:30 PM, the latest Storm Prediction Center update keeps much of Central and Southern VA in a marginal risk (level 1 out of 5), the lowest risk category for severe weather.

Threat level 1 out of 5 for most of the NBC12 viewing area
Threat level 1 out of 5 for most of the NBC12 viewing area (Source: SPC)

The high resolution forecast model shows the highest chance for severe weather from 5pm to midnight. Most of the day looks dry. Our main concern will be damaging wind and hail with any storms that do develop.

Main threats are similar to the last couple of systems we have seen pass through
Main threats are similar to the last couple of systems we have seen pass through (Source: SPC)

Scattered showers will continue late Wednesday before exiting early Thursday morning. Rain totals between 0.5″-0.75″, with locally higher amounts possible with any storms.

Keep the NBC12 First Alert Weather app handy for updates on this risk for a few strong storms.

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