Alert Day Sunday: Widespread AM rain; isolated severe PM storms possible

A few strong storms are possible Sunday with additional rain possibly causing more minor flooding
Published: Apr. 29, 2023 at 6:39 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2023 at 11:42 PM EDT
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  • Rain chances build in overnight
  • Another Weather Alert Day for heavy rain and isolated storms Sunday
  • Drier, cooler next week


Rain chances build in Saturday evening. Widespread rain and storms are likely through much of Sunday morning. Expect lows in the 50s to near 60.


Sunday is a Weather Alert Day. Have a way to get updates on the forecast this day.
Sunday is a Weather Alert Day. Have a way to get updates on the forecast this day.(WDBJ7)

Another round of widespread rain arrives Sunday, primarily lasting through the first half of the day.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed many hometowns east of the Blue Ridge under a Marginal Risk of severe weather. An isolated severe storms is possible as the cold front passes through Sunday afternoon.

The main concerns are damaging wind gust and an isolated tornado. Some small are can’t be ruled out.

Sunday Storm Impacts
Sunday Storm Impacts(WDBJ Weather)

RAINFALL TOTALS: Most will see 0.25″-0.75″. Isolated higher amounts around 1″ or more are possible.

Sunday Forecast Rain Totals
Sunday Forecast Rain Totals(WDBJ Weather)


  • Widespread Rain/Storms: Through Sunday morning
  • Severe Storm Threat: Noon until 6 p.m. Sunday

Even though rainfall totals will not be impressive, due to the high amounts of rain we saw Thursday night and Friday, another Weather Alert Day is issued Sunday because of the concern for flooding. Any additional rain will have a hard time soaking into the ground.


We start the week drier and windy along with much cooler than average temperatures. Highs will only reach the 50s and low 60s Monday through Wednesday. Looks like most of next week will be dry!


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Spring is for the birds with Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.(WDBJ Weather)

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