Pinpoint Weather: Flash Flood Watch remains in place as approaching cold front makes for wet conditions

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(WFXR) — Southwest and Central Virginia are receiving plenty of moisture ahead of a cold front. More rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and flooding concerns remain on the table. The Flash Flood Watch for much of our area has been extended through Thursday morning due to the potential for localized flash flooding during periods of heavy rainfall.

For Wednesday morning, expect scattered showers with some patchy fog. More showers, and a few thunderstorms, will develop during the afternoon. A broken line of showers and storms will pass from west to east later in the day. Due to the moisture in place, any showers or storms that form could produce heavy rainfall.

Localized flash flooding will remain the main concern for Wednesday. However, there’s also the risk of strong storms later in the day. A few of these isolated strong storms may produce gusty winds or even some rotation. Although the severe weather risk is low, make sure to stay weather aware throughout the day.

Rain chances will decrease west to east during the late evening and overnight hours. Thursday is looking much drier with skies clearing overhead. Cooler air will filter in behind the cold front. This will result in morning temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s for Thursday. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s in the Alleghany Highlands and New River Valley. The Roanoke Valley, Central Virginia, and Southside can expect highs in the low to mid-70s. Winds may be breezy at times.

The dry weather will stick around as we get ready to enter the weekend. It will definitely feel more like autumn outside with lower humidity and seasonal temperatures. For Friday morning, temperatures will be in the crisp 40s across Southwest Virginia. There will be plenty of sunshine throughout the day with highs in the 70s.

The pleasant weather pattern will remain in place for the weekend. While a weak late-day cold front may bring a few clouds to the region Saturday into Sunday, we’re looking at relatively dry conditions across the board. Morning temperatures will be in the cool 40s and 50s while afternoon highs will be in the 70s.

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