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Severe Thunderstorms in Virginia

Posted at 5:28 AM, Jun 25, 2023

ENHANCED SEVERE STORM RISK MONDAY

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued on Monday afternoon in Central Virginia.

Skies will be partly sunny, but clouds will increase during the afternoon as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will trigger the potential of strong to severe storms by late afternoon.

Much of our viewing area is in an enhanced risk of severe weather (level 3 out of 5).

Torrential downpours and localized flooding are possible, along with the threat of damaging winds and hail. Continuous lightning and isolated tornadoes are also a possibility. A Flood Watch is in effect for parts of central and coastal Virginia from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Tuesday.

Scattered storms will be around on Tuesday and even Wednesday, but some drier air will build in Thursday and Friday. The outlook for the weekend is hot and humid with a few scattered storms each day.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Cindy is to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles. It is expected to weaken over the next 24 hours. More info can be found in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.

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