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Flood Watch Until Friday as Tropical Storm Andrea Moves Through

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Update Friday noon:

A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect Friday as Andrea moves through the eastern part of our state.

Friday afternoon, the widespread rain tapers to showers. While the showers will be scattered, any that move through could contain heavy downpours leading to flooding (mainly east). Highs in the 70s. Friday night will be mostly cloudy, with hit or miss showers. Lows in the mid 60s.

This weekend expect partly sunny skies and warmer conditions for the most part. A few areas of rain are possible, especially Saturday morning, however most of the weekend will be dry. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Next week more showers and thunderstorms arrive for Monday into Tuesday. Midweek looks drier and seasonal.

Update Friday 6 a.m.:

A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect Friday as Andrea moves through the eastern part of our state.

Friday morning is rainy, with pockets of tropical downpours. The heavier rainfall could lead to more flooding. Additional rainfall amounts will range from 1 to 3 inches. This afternoon the widespread rain will taper to scattered showers. Highs in the 70s. Friday night rain showers depart and skies are mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

This weekend expect partly sunny skies and warmer conditions. An isolated shower is possible, especially Saturday, however most areas will be dry. Highs in the low to mid 80s.

 

Update 10 p.m.:

Rainfall totals area-wide averaged 2-4" on Thursday, and new daily rainfall records have been set in Blacksburg and Roanoke for the date of June 6th. 

Minor flooding has already been reported across the viewing area with a handful of street closures. Many areas will be under Flood Warnings until early Friday morning as stream and creek levels are expected to rise. Low lying areas and flood-prone roadways may become water-covered. 

With an additional 1-3" of rain expected Friday, water levels will continue to rise. At this time, additional minor flooding is expected through Friday. 

Although there will be some breaks in the rain overnight, the heavy rain will fill back in Friday morning, and is expected to last through 6 or 7 Friday evening. 

Heavy rain departs for the weekend. 

Update 4:20 p.m.:

A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for our entire viewing area from now through Friday evening as heavy rain is forecast through that timeframe.

Tropical Storm Andrea continues to move into Florida and will bring heavy tropical rains up the East Coast and into our region Thursday night and Friday.

Periods of rain, heavy at times, will be with us through Friday as Andrea passes to our east. Tropical downpours could bring flooding to some. Additional rainfall totals should range from 1 to 3 inches, with some locations receiving up to 5 inches.

As the storm pulls away heading into the weekend, weather conditions will improve for Saturday and Sunday. Although a stray shower or storm can't be completely ruled out on either day, overall the weekend is much drier and warmer with highs returning to the 80s.

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Tropical Storm Andrea continues to move into Florida and will bring heavy tropical rains to our region Thursday night and Friday.

A wet period is ahead for Virginia through late Friday as tropical moisture moving up the East Coast merges with a cold front coming at us from the West.

Thursday afternoon, there will be areas of rain. The rainfall could be heavy at times, leading to flash flooding. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s.

Periods of rain, heavy at times, will be with us for Thursday night and Friday as Andrea passes to our east. Tropical downpours could bring flooding to some. Rainfall totals should range from 1 to 3 inches, with some locations receiving up to 5 inches.

As the storm pulls away heading into the weekend, weather conditions will improve for Saturday and Sunday. Although a stray shower or storm can't be completely ruled out on either day, overall the weekend is much drier and warmer with highs returning to the 80s.

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