WEATHER ALERT DAY: Rain and wind linger overnight as Ian moves inland

Ian remnants bring a chilly rain through the weekend
Ian moves into Virginia and lingers nearby through the weekend.
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 3:57 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 10:40 PM EDT
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  • Ian makes landfall near Georgetown, SC as CAT. 1
  • Wind and rain increases overnight
  • Monitor streams and poor drainage areas

RAIN OVERNIGHT

The rest of the night will be cool, wet and windy at times. Another band of moderate rain is entering from the south, likely approaching the mountains before midnight. In some areas, an additional 1-2″ may fall through Saturday morning. Fortunately, the area hasn’t seen a widespread soaking in weeks, and this is more of a cold rain instead of thunderstorms which keeps the flooding risk lower.

We’ll need to watch for areas of localized flooding. Be sure to have a way to receive any flood alerts, especially if you live along streams or flood-prone areas.

Pockets of heavy rain likely later today.
Pockets of heavy rain likely later today.(WDBJ Weather)

The National Weather Service has issued WIND ADVISORIES and FLOOD WATCH for parts of our area through Saturday afternoon.

We could see wind gusts in the 20-40mph range.
We could see wind gusts in the 20-40mph range.(WDBJ Weather)

SATURDAY

Saturday will start out wet and breezy. You’ll need to watch for any standing water or downed trees if you’re driving out early Saturday morning. The steadier rain should exit to our north before lunchtime leaving us with clouds and cool temperatures for the afternoon. Highs will only reach the upper 50s and low 60s this weekend.

The break in the steadier rain should last into Saturday night before the back edge of the system drops into the region from the north Sunday.

SUNDAY

The back edge of the system should linger through Sunday but should be more scattered/showery as opposed a widespread, steady rainfall. The flood risk remains low for Sunday. Temperatures will remain on the cool side with overnight lows in upper 40s/low 50s. Highs in the 50s/low 60s.

NEXT WEEK

By late Monday and Tuesday, Ian remnants move out and we anticipate drier and cooler conditions to prevail. Sunshine will increase through the week as well. Afternoon highs will be in the low 60s Monday and Tuesday with 70s likely returning by the middle of the week.

Another cold front may enter the region by late next week bringing a few showers.

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