RICHMOND, Va. -- Thunderstorm activity will increase across the region Friday afternoon through Friday evening.
A front will slide across the state and a strong disturbance will approach from the west. These combined will cause more widespread thunderstorms, especially during the early evening hours.
The slow movement of the storms combined with muggy air will allow the storms that do develop to produce torrential downpours. Rainfall rates of one inch in less than an hour will be possible. A few storms may be strong enough to produce high wind gusts and hail.
Storm threat will decrease by late evening. There will be a few scattered storms over the weekend, especially on Saturday, but they will not be as numerous as Friday's activity.
A strong cold front will bring a good chance of showers and strong storms late Monday afternoon into Monday night. It will stay muggy until humidity levels drop a bit on Tuesday.
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