UPDATE: The tornado watch has been lifted as of 1 p.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This cloudy and rainy week is about to get wetter with thunderstorms set to develop in Central Virginia today.

Severe weather alerts are in effect and a tornado watch for Central Virginia will be in place until 2 p.m.

The risk of severe storms will take place between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Friday Morning

You can expect clouds in the morning with warmer temperatures and higher humidity.

Thunderstorms are set to develop around 10 a.m. out to our west in the Farmville and Charlottesville area.

Friday Afternoon

Metro Richmond will likely see thunderstorms starting around noon.

Damaging winds of 60-to-70 miles per hour are possible during the storm and we can expect heavy downpours locally, which could lead to flash flooding. The is a possibility for tornados to form.

Friday Evening

Those storms will make their way up the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck by the early evening.

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