RICHMOND (WRIC)—The ABC 8News StormTracker weather team is closely monitoring a system that looks to bring heavy rain, strong winds and severe thunderstorms to Central Virginia on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday for several Central Virginia counties, including Albemarle, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Culpeper, Greene, Halifax, Madison and Nelson.
A weather system will approach the region on Wednesday, bringing significant changes in the weather. The day will start off with increasing clouds and it will be windy and very mild, with highs in the middle 70s. Rain and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon, from approximately 3 to 9 p.m. Some of these storms will contain heavy downpours and possibly some gusty winds; some may be severe. The rain and thunderstorms will exit by midnight and skies will clear. It will be very windy and turn much colder by morning, with lows in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees.
Thursday will be a partly sunny, blustery and cold day, with highs near 40 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny and it will be much nicer, with highs in the middle 50s.
Saturday will feature partly sunny skies and it will be seasonably mild, with highs near or even into the lower 60s. Another weather system will approach the region on Sunday, bringing another round of clouds and showers.
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