Pinpoint Weather: Scattered showers and storms bring flooding concerns to the area

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Grab the umbrella and the rain jacket! Scattered showers and storms will return to Southwest and Central Virginia Friday, especially for the afternoon and evening hours.

A few showers are possible for the morning hours. However, those heading out on their Friday morning commute may notice areas of fog. Use caution while driving through fog and remember to keep the low beams on.

With the muggy air remaining in place, the slow-moving showers and storms will have the potential to produce heavy rainfall. Localized flash flooding is a concern for Friday, so Flash Flood Watches have been issued for the region. This means the ingredients are in place for flash flooding to occur. Remember to stay weather-aware and never attempt to cross a flooded roadway. Turn around and find an alternate route.

We’re not looking at a persistent widespread rain for Friday, but scattered showers and storms may develop at any point of the day. High temperatures will be in the slightly below-average 70s and low 80s.

Rain chances will be lower for the weekend, but we won’t be completely dry. Hit-or-miss showers and storms are possible Saturday with the greatest potential for rain west of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sunday looks a bit drier. A few spotty showers cannot be ruled out. Otherwise, there will be a mix of sun and clouds overhead. High temperatures will return to the 80s.

A quiet weather pattern will take over the region for much of next week. Skies will be mostly sunny and high temperatures will remain in the upper 70s and 80s.

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