A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 5:15 a.m. for parts of Central VA and Southside due to heavy rainfall.

Poor drainage areas, as well as area waterways, can expect flooding overnight. Remember, if you come across a flooded roadway, don’t attempt to cross it. Turn around. Don’t drown!

The severe risk has largely ended, though storms will continue into the first part of the overnight before finally ending in coverage and intensity.

Storms will still likely contain locally heavy rainfall.

Visibility concerns will arise overnight as areas that did see rain can expect reduced visibilities in the form of locally dense fog.

Low temperatures will drop back into the 60s for most of us, though a few lower 70s will be possible east of the Blue Ridge.

Thursday will see some sunshine during the morning with a few stray showers or thunderstorms that will again be possible during the afternoon and early evening hours.

Highs won’t be quite as hot as most locations will top out into the 80s. A few upper 70s will be possible into the mountains of the Alleghany Highlands.

Friday looks warm and dry with highs in the 80s across the region.

On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have relatively low-end chances for showers and thunderstorms each afternoon with highs in the 80s in the mountains and the lower 90s further east.

Our next chance for widespread showers and thunderstorms looks to come into the region on Monday afternoon. Highs won’t be quite as warm as added cloud-cover along with showers and storms will help to keep the temperatures down a bit — into the 70s in the mountains and the lower and middle 80s to the east.

After that, we’re looking dry and seasonal with highs in the 70s in the mountains and the lower and middle 80s east of the Blue Ridge on both Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Be weather aware tonight as strong and severe thunderstorms will be possible. I’ll have a full update tonight on WFXR News at 6 as well as First at Ten.

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist