Pinpoint Weather: Localized Flooding and Flash Flooding today as heavy rain continues

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Pinpoint Weather:  Localized flooding and flash flooding today as heavy rain continues into the evening

The region is under a Flash Flood Watch through the evening and into the night as rain should continue off and on. The wet pattern is causing some issues in the Roanoke Metropolitan area along with the region just east of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick county.  Numerous Flood Advisories have been issued for   counties along the Blue Ridge as the heavy rain is overtaking the Commonwealth. Expect to see the rain continue through the night and return on Tuesday.

Tree Blocking the highway earlier today. Since cleared.

The rain on Tuesday will be spottier but since we have gotten a good deal of rain today, it won’t take much to get the water flowing again.  The rain will be hit and miss but when it hits, there will be the chance for minor flooding.  Temperatures this week will be starting out on the cooler than normal side (below the mid-80s) then rise to above normal (over the mid-80s) as we move into the end of the week.

There is a chance for us to get some rainy weather on Wednesday, but mainly in the western counties along the spine of the Appalachians. Areas East of the Foothills will be dealing with only spotty showers.  Temperatures as mentioned above will be above normal with the chance for us to get near 90 by the middle of the week. 

Wednesday through Friday will see scattered showers from time to time each day, except for the mountains where a bit more widespread rain is expected. The forecast is relatively quiet for the most part after today east of the Foothills as we put the Meteorological Summer behind us and look forward to the Meteorological Autumn.

The tropics are also heating up with two disturbances. Tropical Depression 15 has developed and will move off shore while another disturbance is just south of Haiti in the Caribbean.  The active tropical pattern continues.  

Stay safe and healthy

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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