First Alert Weather Day: Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 pm

Strong wind gusts possible with thunderstorms Tuesday evening

Strong wind gusts possible with thunderstorms Tuesday evening

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8pm for most of Central Virginia, including metro Richmond.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8pm for most of Central Virginia.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8pm for most of Central Virginia. (Source: WWBT)

A squall line of severe storms is most likely to cross the NBC12 viewing area from 5 to 8pm.

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded all of Central Virginia to a level 2 out of 5 (slight) risk for severe storms.

There is a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) for severe storms across most of Central Virginia.
There is a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) for severe storms across most of Central Virginia. (Source: WWBT)

Wind damage would be the primary concern with trees and powerlines potentially falling as this line of storms passes.

Keep the NBC12 First Alert Weather app handy for updates as we get closer.

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