First Alert Weather Day: A few gusty showers/storms today

Strong Cold Front Noon-4pm

First Alert Weather Day: A few gusty showers/storms today

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - There’s a low end risk for a couple of gusty showers or thunderstorms in the early afternoon on Wednesday as a cold front crosses Central Virginia.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Central and Eastern Virginia in a marginal risk (level 1 out of 5) for severe weather, with strong wind gusts the primary concern. A few isolated tree limbs/power lines may be brought down by any stronger wind gusts.

Strong to severe storms possible
Strong to severe storms possible (Source: spc)

The timing of any storms will be in a fairly short time frame, from Noon (west of RVA) to 4 p.m. (near the bay). Since they will be moving quickly, rain totals will likely be 1/4″ or less.

The hour by hour forecast shows a broken line of isolated storms crossing Central Virginia. We only have the rain chance at 50%. We think many neighborhoods will miss out on the rain.

Scattered showers and storms popping up this afternoon
Scattered showers and storms popping up this afternoon (Source: NBC12)

The other concern for Wednesday night into Thursday morning will be the threat for a freeze as temperatures turn much colder. Lows could fall into the low 30s, especially west of I-95.

Any plants that are susceptible to cold temperatures should be protected Thursday morning. Lows likely drop into the mid 30s again for Friday morning with another frost/freeze risk.

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