FIRST ALERT for a few scattered storms late Wednesday. Severe Risk decreases

Thunderstorms possible, but rain chance low

(WWBT) - The RISK for severe storms for Central Virginia has been scaled back a bit by the Storm Prediction Center. They are maintaining a "marginal" risk for severe over the area. That said, the models are not showing much at all developing east of the mountains into tonight, but an isolated strong storm will still be possible.  The Bermuda High offshore has nudged just a little father west, which is pushing  better storm chances more towards the western parts of Virginia.

For Thursday and Friday, there will be more afternoon and evening shower and storm chances (at least 50% each day), but none of the region is outlooked for any severe storms. Rain chances will decrease significantly starting this weekend.

Here's the latest RISK map from SPC for the rest of Wednesday.

There is a Flash Flood Watch for most of western Virginia through Thursday

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