First Alert Weather Day: A few strong to severe storms possible
Midday rain looks non-severe but 3-5pm could produce a strong storm southeast of Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day for the potential for a few strong to severe storms Southeast of Richmond from 3-5pm.
It’s a low-end risk overall. Areas highlighted in green are in a level 1 out of 5 marginal risk. The threat is expected to be greater south and east of Petersburg. The Storm Prediction Center has included southeastern Virginia in a slight (level 2 out of 5) risk for severe storms.
The main threat looks like damaging wind gusts. Downpours are also likely and an isolated tornado cannot be entirely ruled out.
The first round of storms is mostly likely to bring non-severe rain and thunderstorms (winds under 60mph) but there’s a possible second round of storms 3-5pm. We now think there will be so much cloud cover that temperatures will stay in the low 80s, which will limit the severe threat. In fact, there’s a good chance that the Richmond metro area is totally dry after 3pm
The evening looks dry! No need to cancel late day events.
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