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Gusty conditions as storm system nears

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Apr 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-14 14:00:06-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - We are tracking a powerful Spring storm system that has a history of producing both severe weather and winter weather in the central U.S. early this week.

This system will first send increasing clouds over us Monday, then bring widespread rain and some storms to Virginia Tuesday.

The cold front will track through central Virginia Tuesday afternoon, with the threat for severe storms in southeast Virginia (damaging winds and isolated tornadoes). We expect all rain to end in the Commonwealth by 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Today, winds ahead of the storm system will be gusty from the south-southwest around 25 to 30 mph. That wind will kick up the high tree pollen, aggravating your allergies again today.  Highs will range from the mid-70s to around 80 degrees.  A few showers are possible in the mountains towards evening, with an isolated shower or two in central Virginia after dark.

Rain will arrive overnight, becoming heavy at times Tuesday.  (Unfortunately, the timing of this storm means conditions will not be good to see the lunar eclipse.)

There could be a few strong thunderstorms as a cold front passes in the afternoon.  Read more...

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