More hit than missed by weekend storms

Localized flooding is possible with slow-moving storms
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 3:48 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 3:22 PM EDT
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  • Weekend remains active with showers & storms
  • Slow-moving downpours may lead to flooding
  • Stay alert for flood warnings!


Showers and storms have been much more active today The clouds are full of water and any storms would have very high rainfall rates, increasing the risk of localized flooding.

TIMING: Storms will remain possible in the area throughout the evening. The coverage will be numerous but not widespread.

IMPACTS: Slow-moving showers and storms heighten the chance for localized flooding (NOT widespread). Watch for ponding water and rising streams. Dangerous lightning is also possible.

Overnight a few showers are possible, but the rounds of heavy rain won’t be with us. Patchy fog will develop with temperatures staying mild in the 60s and low 70s.

Showers and storms develop Saturday afternoon with slow-moving downpours.
Showers and storms develop Saturday afternoon with slow-moving downpours.(WDBJ7)


Given the scattered coverage, it’s tough to pinpoint which areas would have the highest flood risk. However, anyone living in valleys, along streams, or flood plains, should remain vigilant throughout this weekend. We still hold onto numerous showers and storms mainly forming during the afternoon and evening hours for both Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures will remain the same in the 80s and low 90s.


The muggy “air you can wear” will stick around into next week until a cold front passes through. That’s not likely to happen until around Wednesday. The frontal passage is followed by a major cool down and drop in relative humidity by the middle of next week. Looks like on Wednesday highs will drop down into the low-mid 80s for most.


The NHC has no outlook for any storms in the next 5 days.

The tropics look quiet through the next 5 days.
The tropics look quiet through the next 5 days.(WDBJ Weather)

Get updated information on the tropics in our Hurricane Center.