Hurricane Ida heading to Central Virginia on Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The remains of Hurricane Ida are on the way to the area and will cross through our region Wednesday afternoon and evening before moving off the south coast of New England.

There are three threats from the storm as it passes through the region. 

The first will be severe weather. Most of the area right now is under a “marginal risk” of severe storms for Wednesday. Along and south of the track, the air is going to be arm and turbulent. This could lead to rotating storms and yes, risk of spin-up tornadoes from mid-Wednesday afternoon until mid-evening.

Right now, I would watch for the mainline that is due in here close to the dinner hour and for any strong storms that are out ahead of the system.

The second and third threats are flooding. We have a slight risk of excessive rainfall over us with moderate risk to the north of the area.  long with that Northern Virginia is under a Flash Flood Watch for Wednesday.  

Flash flooding would be a risk for Wednesday afternoon and evening with the storms.  Following that, and dependent upon exactly where the heavy rain falls (most likely in NW Virginia) the river basins will need to be monitored for flood potential headed into the weekend.

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