RICHMOND, Va. -- The center of Elsa will move from North Carolina to across southeastern Virginia Thursday afternoon and early evening. The storm will be northeast of our area by late evening.
A tornado watch is in effect for central and eastern VA until 11 p.m. This includes the I-95 corridor, the Richmond metro, and the Tri Cities.
Rain will pick up across the region, turning heavy at times by late afternoon and early evening. A few thunderstorms are possible as well.
A flash flood watch is in effect for central, southern and eastern Virginia until Thursday night. There is the potential for one to three inches of rain across the watch area, with isolated higher totals possible.
Tropical Storm warnings are in effect for coastal areas. Gusts over 40 mph are possible.
As Elsa exits in the late evening, rain will taper off and winds will begin to decrease.
Hot weather returns on Friday with highs around 90°.
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