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First Alert Weather Day: Severe storm watch until 9 pm

Strong storms will pose a threat for strong wind gusts late this afternoon and early this evening
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 2:29 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9pm Friday evening for most of Central and Eastern Virginia.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9pm for all counties shaded in yellow.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9pm for all counties shaded in yellow.(WWBT)

The primary threat with any strong to severe storms will be strong damaging wind gusts that may bring down a few tree limbs and powerlines.

The peak time to watch for metro Richmond looks to be 3 to 6pm. Our eastern and southeastern counties (New Kent/Charles City/Middlesex) could see the threat persist until 7 or 8pm. After 8pm, the threat should quickly end.

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded areas primarily east of Richmond to a level 2 out of 5 severe risk (in the yellow shaded area).

Areas along and east of I-95 have the highest threat for severe storms this afternoon and...
Areas along and east of I-95 have the highest threat for severe storms this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat.(WWBT)

Keep the NBC12 First Alert Weather app handy for additional updates and possible warnings!

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