Wet weather continues through the middle of the week

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Prepare for a wet and dreary Tuesday morning.

Widespread rain will make its way in Southwest Virginia for Tuesday morning. While much of the rainfall will be light, there will be periods of moderate to heavy rain at times. The wet weather will move toward the east during the morning hours, with some of the showers sticking around in Southside Virginia into the early afternoon hours. Expect overcast to mostly cloudy skies for the afternoon with high temperatures reaching the 50s and into the low 60s. We’re not looking at a lot of rainfall all at once for Tuesday morning. Many places will receive less than an inch of rainfall Tuesday in to late Wednesday. However, whatever rainfall we see may lead to additional flooding concerns, especially in parts of Southside Virginia. There isn’t as high of a flooding risk like we had for Thursday/Friday, but the concern is still there.

More clouds will build in for Wednesday. A cold front Tuesday will allow cooler air to filter in for Wednesday. Afternoon temperatures will mainly be in the 40s across Southwest Virginia. While we’ll see a break from the rainfall Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning, more rain is on the way. The wet weather will return Wednesday afternoon and continue into Thursday. There will be the chance for heavier rainfall at times, and a few rumbles of thunder are not out of the question.

The rain will fall overnight and into Thursday morning. During this time is when we could see the heaviest of rainfall. Due to the saturated ground, the rain won’t easily be absorbed and runoff is possible. We could see some rivers, creeks, and streams rise once again, but not to the same effect as last Thursday/Friday. Rain will exit the area before the end of the day, and we could see a little sunshine for Thursday afternoon. Winds will begin to pick up and cooler air will flow into the region.

Drier weather is in the forecast for Friday/Valentine’s Day, but be prepared to bundle up! Expect more sunshine for the day with afternoon high temperatures in the 30s and low 40s. Winds will be brisk at times, so it will feel a few degrees cooler due to the wind chill.

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