(WWBT/NBC NEWS) - First Alert Weather Day Friday for a few strong storms possible during the late afternoon and evening.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed a good portion of our area from Richmond and northward under a marginal risk of severe storms. That's a 1 out of 5 on the severe weather threat scale.
If you have plans to travel to D.C., they are under a slight risk of severe storms, which is a 2 out of 5 on the severe weather threat scale.
The main concern with these storms will be heavy rain and strong gusty winds.
Here is what 4 p.m. could look like:
And again at 9 p.m.:
Scattered showers and storms will be more likely both Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening. At this time, we aren't expecting any severe weather, but something we will watch.