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Stormy weather continues as Isaias inches closer to Virginia

Tropical rain begins Monday and lasts through Tuesday.
Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 7:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2020 at 11:28 PM EDT
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Scattered showers and storms will continue overnight and last through much of Monday as tropical moisture works its way into Virginia from the south.

Another front approaches from the west Monday and will start to interact with tropical moisture associated with Isaias. This will start to bring rain into the region early Monday with rainfall increasing throughout the day. Monday and Tuesday we will likely see flooding impacts from Isaias. A Flood Watch continues through Tuesday evening.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Scattered storms will continue through this evening, especially for areas east of the Blue Ridge. Heavy rain is likely within any of the storms. Overnight, our storm chances will continue as more tropical moisture moves northward into our area. Lows fall into the mid 60s to low 70s.

Heavy rain likely with flooding possible Monday and Tuesday.
Heavy rain likely with flooding possible Monday and Tuesday.(WDBJ)

TROPICS

Tropical Storm Isaias (Pronounced: ees-ah-EE-ahs) continues to threaten the East Coast. Models have indicated a higher potential of an inward track into the Coastal Carolinas and Virginia where winds and flooding will be the biggest impacts. This path would likely lead to widespread rain and storms across our area early Monday through Tuesday evening.

MONDAY

There will likely be an ideal set-up for what is called a Predecessor Rainfall Event (PRE) as tropical moisture moves into our area ahead of the Isaias and triggers rainfall. Showers are expected to develop early Monday morning and rain will likely increase through the day. With the help of the front and lift created by the Blue Ridge Mountains, we could see an increased risk of flooding beginning in the afternoon into Tuesday evening. Highs in the 70s and 80s.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH

A Flash Flood Watch will go into effect Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Widespread rainfall of 1-3″ is possible across our region. In these highlighted counties the NWS is expecting rainfall amounts of 2-4″ with isolated locations having higher amounts.

Flash Flood Watches have been expanded to include areas along and east of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Flash Flood Watches have been expanded to include areas along and east of the Blue Ridge Parkway.(WDBJ)

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