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What Zeta is expected to bring and when the storm will impact Virginia

Posted at 9:14 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 12:32:06-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- There is a FLOOD WATCH in effect through this evening.

Zeta will accelerate northeastward through the Mid-Atlantic today while weakening.

The center of circulation will pass through central Virginia just north of Richmond early this afternoon, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the area.

The heaviest rain will be in a band just north of Richmond, while the zone of strongest winds will lie just south of Richmond.

A few instances of damaging winds and perhaps a brief tornado could occur across Southside Virginia.

For the Richmond Metro, winds will be sustained between 15-30 mph, with GUSTS up to 45mph.

A strong cold front will move through the area Thursday night, bringing a chilly air mass into the region for the weekend. Saturday will be mostly sunny and cool, with variably cloudy and mild conditions Sunday. Another surge of cold air will arrive Monday, keeping our weather feeling like Fall for much of next week.

Stay with CBS 6, The Weather Authority.

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