The perpetual flow of moisture noted to our west most of the week will make a move over the Commonwealth tonight. The area that has been saturated for the past few days, the NRV, should see about another inch of rain.
That may lead to some localized flooding but anything widespread doesn’t seem to be probable as there are now watches issued for the region. There will be some pockets of heavy rain that should run off quickly so keep an eye on rising creeks and streams in your backyard.
Saturday looks to be a bit interesting as the rain will be more robust in the morning hours and is expected to fall in the Piedmont. That area has not received much rain this week so the soil may be able to handle the excess rainfall. Still, you need to monitor the small creeks and streams in your neighborhood. Also, the leaves are falling now and they may clog up some storm drains allowing for some minor street flooding.
The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on the next possible tropical cyclone, and it is located off the coast of the Carolinas and may gain some subtropical characteristics by late Saturday or early Sunday.
If this does become a named storm, it would be Wanda and be our 21s named storm this season in the Atlantic Basin and last name on the list. After that, we head to the supplemental list of names beginning with Adria.
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