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Weather Alert Day: Flood Watch issued for heavy overnight rain

Plan for widespread, heavy rain overnight with several inches possible
A tropical system brings heavy rain tonight into Tuesday morning.
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 4:56 AM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 7:28 PM EDT
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  • Flood Watch active until 8AM Tuesday
  • Moderate to heavy rain overnight
  • Late-week front may bring more storms
A Flood Watch has been issued through 8 AM Tuesday due to the threat of heavy rain.
A Flood Watch has been issued through 8 AM Tuesday due to the threat of heavy rain.(WDBJ7)

FLOOD WATCH ISSUED

The stormy weekend has been replaced by a steady, soaking rain. We’ll keep widespread rain around overnight and it may be moderate to heavy at times. The heaviest rain is likely from sunset to sunrise. Watch for ponding water during overnight travels. A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for parts of the area (see image above) through 8 a.m. due to the risk of excessive rain which may lead to runoff and flooding. Any flooding would be very localized.

Widespread flooding is NOT expected, but a few areas could see isolated flooding.
Widespread flooding is NOT expected, but a few areas could see isolated flooding.(WDBJ7)

TUESDAY

Steadier rain should move out of the region before midday Tuesday with only intermittent shower/storm chances during the afternoon. High temperatures remain in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Periods of heavy rain likely through Tuesday morning.
Periods of heavy rain likely through Tuesday morning.(WDBJ Weather)

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday is likely the driest day of the week with high pressure briefly building in. We’ll remain cooler than average with highs in the upper 60s. This should be ideal for outdoor graduations.

Rain chances return late in the week.
Rain chances return late in the week.(WDBJ7)

THURSDAY

The day begins with a mix of clouds and sun. This helps temperatures return to the low 70s. We’ll bring out a slight chance of showers and storms returning late in the evening.

THURSDAY NIGHT - FRIDAY

.Our next strong cold front will likely bring more numerous strong storms and heavy rain Thursday evening into Friday morning. Since the ground will be wet from early-week rain, flooding could become more of a concern.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND

There’s still some uncertainty in regards to a totally dry weekend. A few models hint at the possibility of lingering showers/storms on Saturday and Sunday. For now, the general idea is for a mix of clouds and sun and warmer temperatures. We’ll monitor as we head through the week.