Tracking the threat for damaging winds Friday
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A powerful storm system spinning in the Southern Plains Thursday morning will track toward the Great Lakes today, sending a line of showers and some thunderstorms into Virginia Friday.
A warm front linked to the low pressure system will lift north through the Mid-Atlantic later Thursday, reinforcing southerly flow in our region.
We’ll be overcast by Friday morning, and very mild with starting temperatures in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s.
We expect scattered showers to track northward into Virginia after sunrise Friday, followed by a line of showers and thunderstorms sweeping from west to east through our area between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The stronger storms will be capable of isolated severe wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. You need to be weather-aware Friday from around lunch-time through mid-afternoon!
The cold front associated with this system will shift east of the I-95 corridor by 4 p.m. Friday, resulting in rapidly clearing skies late afternoon and early evening, with breezy west-northwesterly winds. If you have Friday evening plans, the storm system will be gone and you can enjoy a quiet weather evening out and about!
Here is how this storm system will progress through Virginia:
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