(WFXR) — It was an active Tuesday evening with multiple tornado warnings and flood alerts issued for portions of Southwest Virginia. As Ida’s remnants continue to move through the region Wednesday, we will keep an eye out for localized flooding, as well as the chance for more severe weather.
Off-and-on showers will move through the region early Wednesday, making for a wet morning commute. Rain will be a bit more steady and pockets of heavier rainfall are possible. Localized flooding may occur in some spots, especially in areas that have already seen a lot of rainfall. Flash Flood Watches will continue to be in effect through much of Wednesday.
The threat of severe weather is expected to return as we head into the afternoon. A few strong to severe storms are possible later in the day, more so east of I-81. These storms may produce gusty winds and isolated tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Central Virginia and Southside under a Slight Risk for severe weather. Remember to stay weather-aware and have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. You can download the WFXR News App to receive the latest weather alerts in your area.
Ida’s remnants are expected to move out of the area by Thursday morning, at the latest. High pressure will build in behind Ida and drier air from the northwest will blow through Southwest Virginia. It may be a bit breezy at times with gusts up to 25 mph possible in some spots. Skies will clear and high temperatures are forecast to be in the 70s and lower 80s.
We’re looking at a drier and slightly cooler weather pattern beginning Friday. Morning temperatures will be in the cool 50s and lower 60s. Skies will be mostly sunny for much of the day with highs reaching the low 80s along and east of the Blue Ridge. Portions of the New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands will only warm up in the upper 70s.
The weather is looking fair and relatively quiet for the Labor Day Weekend. While there are slight chances for rain both Sunday and Monday, much of the region will stay dry. Expect plenty of sunshine Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with highs in the seasonal 80s.