Later this afternoon, scattered showers and storms will develop with the heating of the day. More of the area will see rain compared to yesterday.
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined Southwest Virginia in a marginal risk for severe weather. A marginal risk means just a few of the storms could become severe. The main concern with any storms that do become severe are strong, damaging wind gusts. Large hail is also possible. Any heavy downpour today has the potential to lead to some localized flooding. However, the storms will likely move fast enough that will help limit this threat.
Showers and storms will weaken after sunset but will continue ahead of a slow-moving front.
The front moves out of the region early tomorrow with drier and calmer weather settling in behind it. This welcome change in our weather pattern brings pleasant conditions in the form of lower humidity and a dry forecast early next week.
Due to recent rains, the Dan River at South Boston is rising this morning. It is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon. The river is expected to fall below flood stage again Saturday morning.
Stay safe and healthy.
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