First Alert Weather Day: Tracking afternoon and evening storms

Tracking afternoon and evening storms

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's a First Alert Weather Day for a severe storm threat today.

The Storm Prediction Center has expanded its "marginal risk" zone to include all of Central VA:

It's not looking like an outbreak of severe weather but a few big storms are possible.

A few stray storms will likely start popping up at 2 p.m. NORTH and WEST of Richmond.

Here's the high-resolution forecast at 4 p.m. -This is the time frame when we think thunderstorm will be fully underway.

Peak hours in Richmond? 5-7 p.m.

By 9 p.m., storms will lose daytime heating, and will likely diminish in intensity.

But as you can see from the forecast model above, strong storms are still possible SE of Richmond from 8-10 p.m.

We'll be tracking these storms through the day here on NBC12!