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Waves of rain expected through the weekend

Heavy rain could lead to flooding
Published: Feb. 27, 2021 at 6:53 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 27, 2021 at 10:53 PM EST
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It’s been a soggy weekend so far with waves of rain. We’ve been able to catch a break Saturday afternoon, but Sunday into Monday could be where flooding concerns rise. Models indicate that the heaviest rain will likely fall into the mountains.

MORE RAIN THIS WEEKEND

Scattered showers will continue through Saturday night with areas of fog. Temperatures won’t really fluctuate too much as most will linger around the upper 40s to low 50s. Rain becomes more widespread by Sunday morning, with heavier bands possible. The best chance of rain remains along and west of 81, especially into the mountains where higher rain totals are expected.

SUNDAYMONDAY
MORNING: Showers likely (possibly heavy)MORNING: Rain continues through the morning commute
AFTERNOON: Mostly cloudy, warm, and breezyAFTERNOON: Showers ending; Lingering clouds
EVENING: Rain chances increaseTOTAL WEEKEND RAINFALL:
1-3″ with locally higher amounts possible
OVERNIGHT: Rain may be heavy at times
A Flood Watch will go into effect Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
A Flood Watch will go into effect Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.(WDBJ Weather)

The main concern for flooding will likely be as our next disturbance moves in late in the day on Sunday with the actual cold front. This is the one that could cause a few of the streams to run high and create ponding water in the roads as the rain may be heavy at times Sunday night into Monday morning. We can’t even rule out a thunderstorm.

Total 4-day rainfall totals will likely be in the 1-3″ range with isolated higher amounts in the mountains.

Potential rainfall through Monday morning.
Potential rainfall through Monday morning.(WDBJ Weather)

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