Severe thunderstorm watch in effect into Thursday evening

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RICHMOND, Va. -- A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday for the entire CBS 6 viewing area.

A cold front started triggering scattered storms near Interstate 81 early in the afternoon, and these storms will continue turning more numerous as they track across the state.

The primary threat is damaging winds, but large hail is also possible.  The storms will produce heavy rainfall.

The severe threat will diminish by late evening.

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