Grab the rain gear and prepare for wet roads. Rain in association with Zeta continues to move east across Southwest VA. While the widespread moderate to heavy rain has pushed out of Southwest VA, numerous light to moderate showers still continue. Rain chances diminish quickly by mid-afternoon.
A Flood Watch continues through mid-afternoon for much of Southwest VA. Heavy rains from earlier and any additional rain could lead to some flooding of creeks, streams, and any low-lying poor drainage areas. Stay mindful of any creeks and streams that typically flood when planning your travels through early afternoon. If you encounter a road covered with water, find an alternate route to avoid stalling of your engine and being stuck in a potentially worsening situation.
A Tropical Storm Warning continues for parts of Southwest VA. Tropical storm force wind gusts could be as high as 50 mph which could lead to downed trees and power outages.
Also, strong to severe storms will be possible through early afternoon, mainly for Southside. Any storm that becomes severe poses the main threat of damaging wind gusts. Also, an isolated brief tornado can’t be completely ruled out.
Zeta’s remnants exit to our east by late afternoon with just a few lingering showers possible in its wake through Friday morning.
Much cooler air moves in quickly with highs only in the 50s Friday and Saturday.
Stay safe and healthy.
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