UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: A Flood Watch has been issued for portions of Southwest and Central Virginia. Showers and storms will move through Monday, bringing periods of heavy rainfall to the region. Models indicate we could see anywhere from one to two inches of rain Monday, and higher amounts are possible. Flooding may occur in low-lying spots, areas with poo drainage, and along creeks and streams. This watch will continue until 2 a.m. Tuesday.
ORIGINAL STORY: An area of high pressure is bringing fair weather to Southwest and Central Virginia for Sunday. However, rain will return for the upcoming week.
Afternoon high temperatures will mainly be in the 80s across the region for Sunday. This is pretty seasonal for this time of year, and the lower humidity will make it feel pleasant outside. Mostly to partly sunny skies can be expected for the afternoon. Cloud cover will increase during the evening and overnight hours.
A frontal boundary will approach from the south and west; Southwest and Central Virginia may see some rain during the overnight hours. Although, the bulk of the rain is slated for Monday. Heavy rainfall may occur at times, and strong isolated storms may develop during the day. The main concern with these strong storms will be damaging wind gusts. The tornado threat is very low, but it is not zero. Grab the rain gear before you head out the door Monday and stay alert.
Not only are we looking at wet weather for Monday, but it will also be cloudy and cooler. High temperatures will be below-average, only reaching the cool 70s.
Spotty showers and storms will linger in the forecast for the remainder of the week. Temperatures will gradually warm back up into the 80s by the end of the week.
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