More soaking rain possible Sunday, along with a threat of thunderstorms

Posted at 5:30 AM, Apr 29, 2023

River flood warning for the James River near Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. -- A storm system across the Deep South will spread moisture northward overnight, with rain developing during the very early morning hours (after 3am in the Metro Richmond area). Lows tonight will be near 60.

Occasional rain is likely Sunday morning, becoming more showery in the afternoon. There is the threat for some thunderstorms during the afternoon, with strong wind gusts possible. Severe weather is a possibility, especially south and east of Richmond, Highs will be in the upper 60s to around 70. Rainfall over 1/2" is possible, with some localized amounts over an inch.

A cooler pattern will settle in again for the coming week. Highs will remain below normal, staying mainly in the 60s. Overnight lows will be in the 40s, with some 30s possible in outlying areas Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Rain chances will be fairly low most of the week, but will increase by Friday.

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