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Tracking Zeta: Second round of showers Thursday night

Posted at 1:51 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:56:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Post-tropical storm Zeta was located just west of Richmond in Hanover and Goochland counties 3 p.m. Thursday.

"Skies are actually clearing out around the center of circulation," CBS 6 Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel said. "Still gusty out there. We saw some rain over to our east, the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. One band of rain from Doswell to approaching Ashland out towards Short Pump and down through Powhatan. And a few showers south of the Petersburg area."

A Flood Watch continues in Central Virginia until 8 p.m.

"We'll have another round of some heavy rainfall later on after dark," Daniel said. "We will have a threat for severe weather later on tonight. Things will settle down late this evening. And then here comes the second round, as a little low moves in and the cold front moves in both those providing lift the atmosphere. There wil be enough wind shear for some severe weather so we'll watch out for damaging wind maybe a brief tornado be possible here later on tonight. That'd be something that we'll be tracking. Then things will settle down after midnight."

Power Outages

More than 13,000 Dominion Energy customers were without power at 6 p.m. Thursday in Central Virginia.

Click here for updated power outage numbers.

The majority of the Central Virginia outages were reported in Henrico, Nottoway, and Louisa Counties.

Statewide, more than 57,000 Dominion Energy customers were without power.

Dominion Energy urged customers to avoid downed power lines.

Those without power were asked to report outages by calling Dominion Energy at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).

This is a developing story.