First Alert Weather Day: Strong to severe storms possible this evening
Strong wind gusts and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We’re watching the potential for a few strong to severe storms into this evening.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Prince Edward, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, and Greensville counties until 10 p.m.
Now through midnight will be the time frame to stay weather aware for our entire area as scattered showers and storms move through our area.
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined areas south and west of Richmond, including Farmville, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward counties in a level 2 out of 5 slight risk (the yellow shaded area). The rest of central Virginia is in a level 1 out of 5 marginal risk.
It is a low-end threat, but any storms that get going could become strong to severe. For RVA the peak concern time looks to be now through 9 p.m.. After sunset, another round of storms could bring downpours and maybe some localized flooding.
Strong wind gusts are the greatest risk with any storms that develop. But downpours with localized flooding, and frequent lightning are possible. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Don’t forget to download the NBC12 First Alert Weather app for updates on this potential for strong to severe storms.
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