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LIVE updates on severe storms with heavy rain, possible damaging winds possible

Posted at 9:30 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 16:22:54-04

RICHMOND Va. -- Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 10 p.m. as cold front moves through the area Friday afternoon and evening, increasing the chances for showers and storms.

Rainfall will be heavy at times.  Storms could be severe with damaging wind gusts.  An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but the chance is very low.

Timing of the storms will be Friday afternoon through the evening, with the best chance in Richmond between 4 and 8 p.m.

Much milder air will move into the region this weekend, with highs only reaching the upper 70s and low 80s.  A few showers will be possible, especially across Southside Virginia on Saturday, with mostly dry conditions on Sunday.

Scroll down for updates from our team of meteorologists.  Stay With CBS 6, The Weather Authority.