Pinpoint Weather: Daily rain chances for week ahead, downpours possible

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(WFXR) — Keep the umbrella on hand! An area of low pressure over the Mississippi Valley will throw some moisture toward Southwest Virginia. Although rain will be hit-or-miss, we’re expecting the chance for scattered showers and isolated storms over the next few days.

Skies will generally be mostly cloudy Tuesday with highs in the 70s. While showers can develop at any point of the day, our best chance for scattered showers will be during the afternoon and evening. A few storms may develop, but the severe weather risk is low. Our main concern will be the potential for downpours.

There will be little change in our weather pattern for the next few days. The cut-off low to our southwest will continue to throw moisture in our direction Wednesday. Expect some patchy fog for the morning hours with showers developing during the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the 70s.

A wedge will start to form as we head later into the week. It will be a cloudy and dreary period, with highs in the cooler upper 60s and middle 70s for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Rain will be more numerous and heavy at times Friday into Saturday.

For Tuesday through Saturday, we’re forecasting 1 – 3″ of rain in Southwest and Central Virginia. The ground will definitely be saturated, so flooding will potentially be an issue as the week continues. While we’re not expecting widespread flooding in the region, localized flooding may be a problem in areas that receive downpours.

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