First Alert Weather Day Saturday: Strong wind gusts expected
Cold front arriving Saturday midday could spark isolated power outages.
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for strong gusty winds across central Virginia.
A cold front will move across the area bringing with it rain, isolated storms and gusty winds. Wind gusts will be between 40-50 mph with locally higher gusts possible. A Wind Advisory is in effect until midnight tonight.
Unsecured items in your yard will be blown around today. Tree limbs could also be blown down, which could lead to isolated power outages.
Strong wind gusts are expected this afternoon and evening. Higher wind gusts will be possible west of I-95. Here is a look at possible gusts Saturday:
An isolated strong to severe storm will be possible this afternoon as the cold front moves through the area. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our far eastern counties and our far southern counties, as well as SE VA, in the marginal risk category, counties highlighted in green. (Level 1 out of 5 on the severe weather threat scale) Our main concern will be damaging wind gusts up to 60mph with any strong storm that develops.
Rain ends tonight. Rain totals near a quarter inch-- although higher amounts are possible in thunderstorms.
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