Severe storms possible in Greater Williamsburg today

Severe storms possible in Greater Williamsburg today

Severe storms possible in Greater Williamsburg today

Peak storm chance in Richmond is 4 to 5 p.m.

This is the early morning 5/9 severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center for this PM/night.

A slightly better chance for showers and storms moves into the area.

Through Thursday, a northward bulge in the jet stream will be in place across the West, with a southward dip in the jet stream across the East.

"Damaging winds are probably the main threat" from Thursday's storms, Davis said.

A weak cold front will bring the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening in Greater Williamsburg, the National Weather Service says.

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The storms could contain gusty winds up to 20 to 25 miles per hour and heavy downpours.

The storms will be scattered, but "a few of these may become severe" and that could mean damaging wind and large hail, the weather service said.

Strong to violent tornadoes are more likely this time of year, and numerous historic tornado and severe weather outbreaks have occurred in May. So, have multiple ways of getting severe weather alerts.whether it's through our free WAVY Weather APP, a NOAA Weather Radio, the TV on WAVY 10 or FOX 43, etc.

There's plenty of warm air and moisture to contribute to storm potential, as shown below.

Ryan McPike, a KMTV meteorologist, said the odds are high for storms to develop Friday during the evening, mainly along Interstate 80 and locations to the south.

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