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First Alert Weather Day: Strong to severe storms possible Thursday afternoon & evening

Time frame for strong storms will be through 9 pm
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 5:38 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It’s a First Alert Weather Day for Thursday as we watch the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are starting to be issued in Central Virginia. To see the full list of warnings and watches, CLICK HERE.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9pm for counties north of Richmond highlighted in yellow.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9pm
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9pm(NWS)

Here’s the outlook from the Storm Prediction Center. A large area of the Mid-Atlantic is in Slight risk (yellow-Level 2 out of 5) from the Storm Prediction Center.

Scattered strong storms likely Thursday afternoon and evening
Scattered strong storms likely Thursday afternoon and evening(SPC)

With warm, humid air in place of the storm, there could be enough instability as a cold front approaches to give us some damaging wind gusts. An isolated tornado warning can’t be ruled out!

Scattered downpours likely Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning
Scattered downpours likely Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning(NBC12)

Rain totals will be near 1/2″ to 1″ in any storms that form. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for southeastern VA.

Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for southeastern VA
Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for southeastern VA(NWS)

1-3″ of rain with locally higher amounts possible in areas highlighted in green.

Scattered showers will continue overnight Thursday into early Friday morning. With additional showers and storms during the late afternoon and early evening Friday.

Stay aware!

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