Pinpoint Weather: Ida’s remnants to bring periods of heavy rain, potential for severe weather

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(WFXR) — The weather will be active Tuesday into Wednesday as remnants of Ida arrive in Southwest Virginia.

For the morning hours Tuesday, expect a few isolated rain showers and some patchy fog. Cloud cover will increase throughout the morning. It won’t be as hot outside with highs in the 80s across much of the region. A few low 90s are possible near Danville and South Boston.

Remnants of Ida will move through Tennessee Tuesday, but Southwest Virginia could experience impacts from the storm’s outer bands during the afternoon and evening hours. Similar to Tropical Storm Fred, these bands will rise from North Carolina and there is the potential for rotating storms. The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team will keep a watchful eye on these storms, especially during the evening hours. Strong storms may also produce damaging wind gusts.

More rainy and stormy weather will move into the region on Wednesday. The moisture from the storm will interact with a front to our north, resulting in periods of heavy rainfall during the day. Rainfall totals of 2 – 4″ are expected north of I-64 and along the Virginia-West Virginia line. However, locally higher totals are possible. About 1-2″ of rainfall is expected east of Lynchburg/Danville.

Flooding is a concern due to the potential for tropical downpours. The main areas of concern will be urban areas, as well as along creeks and streams. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for West Virginia and Southwest Virginia beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday.

As the remnants of Ida continue to move through the region Wednesday, we will still have the risk for severe weather. Gusty winds and a few rotating storms cannot be ruled out, especially east of I-81. 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.

Much of the wet weather will be out of the region by Thursday morning. High pressure will build in behind Ida and drier air from the northwest will blow through Southwest Virginia. Skies will clear and high temperatures are forecast to be in the 70s and lower 80s. Overnight temperatures will dip down into the cooler 50s and lower 60s.

The weather is looking fair and relatively quiet for the Labor Day Weekend. There will be plenty of sunshine with mild highs in the 80s. A few showers cannot be ruled out for Labor Day on Monday.

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