Pinpoint Weather: Heavy rain and localized flooding today

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Rain showers have been heavy during the first half of our Monday. The Highway 29 corridor is looking at 1 – 2″ of rain and several Flood Advisories have been issued. The Roanoke Metropolitan Area has been overwhelmed and a Flash Flood Warning is in place for this afternoon. The heavy rain and quick run off has generated a dangerous situation for the region. Roads will be overtaken and areas that normally flood will more than likely do just that. Streams and low lying regions will be hazardous. The Salem Fairgrounds is usually a prime target for flooding along with the Roanoke Airport.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the highlighted counties below through late tonight.

An Areal Flood Watch is in effect for areas farther northward through late tonight.

Here is video of the street flooding outside the West End Center in Roanoke.

While severe weather is not expected to be widespread, a few of the storms could become severe with damaging wind gusts being the main concern. At this time, an isolated tornado can not be completely ruled out. Stay weather-aware!

Today’s highs will be much lower, only reaching the 70s!

Tomorrow, scattered storms are possible with warmer temperatures. Highs will climb back into the 80s later this week.

Stay safe and healthy.

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