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First Alert Weather Day: Rain & severe storms likely

A line of strong storms could bring damaging wind gusts this evening
Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 10:50 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2021 at 8:58 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day for the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms, mainly during the evening hours.

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined park of Virginia in a slight (level 2 out of 5) risk of severe storms. The primary threat will be damaging wind gusts along with lightning and downpours. Today doesn’t look like a tornado day, although straight line wind damage is possible.

Storm Prediction Center shows the highest risk is north and east of Farmville
Storm Prediction Center shows the highest risk is north and east of Farmville(NBC12)

Strong to severe storms will be possible at any point through about 10pm. After that, it’s still rainy but without a severe threat.

There is a Flash Flood Watch for Northern Virginia for the risk of heavy rain and localized flash flooding on Thursday. The Flash Flood Watch includes Orange and Spotsylvania counties.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning across Northern...
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning across Northern Virginia.(WWBT)

Download the NBC12 First Alert Weather app for updates on this risk for severe weather as we get closer!

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