Cold front will trigger scattered showers, thunderstorms; isolated storms may be strong

Posted at 6:32 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 16:25:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- An approaching cold front will trigger widely scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening. Isolated storms may be strong with high wind gusts and some hail.

It will be very warm and windy with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  Winds will gust above 30 mph throughout the day, but some stronger gusts will occur during thunderstorms.

A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible, with the best chance south and southeast of Richmond.  The primary threat will be damaging wind gusts of 60+ mph.  Tornado risk is fairly low, but not zero.

Friday Severe Weather Risk

Friday Severe Weather Risk

It will stay mild tonight with lows dropping into the 50s. A wave of steadier showers will pass through later tonight through Saturday morning.

Rain will end by early afternoon for the metro and points west, but areas closer to the coast may hang onto some showers through mid to late afternoon.

Clouds will break for some sunshine, and it will be a little cooler with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

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