DISCUSSION: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Mercer and Tazewell counties until 6 AM tomorrow. High water is possible as more rain rolls in.
Another batch of rain is working its way through. Generally, this will set the pace for the rest of the work week as well. Our afternoon brings another day with highs in the 70s and more shower and thunderstorm chances. As remnant boundaries roll through, they will be enough to fire off more thunderstorms. As moisture remains plentiful, some of these thunderstorms may bring torrential downpours.
The severe threat is not as impressive on Tuesday, thanks to all the cloud cover that stuck around overnight. Still, it is important to remain weather aware. If we cut back on general thunderstorm chances, that will also help to alleviate concerns with flooding. We’re watching closely.
Showers stick around overnight. It will not be a washout, but some activity is definitely likely and expected. Keep the umbrellas handy. Plenty of humidity is expected as well. Lows will bottom out in the 60s.
Wednesday brings more of the same. Isolated thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon hours. Some of these storms could be gusty or bring some hail with them. High temperatures will again top out in the 70s with plenty of humidity. The best chance for stronger storms is to our west, but we still need to watch out just in case.
We will have to watch flood prone areas throughout the week. As we add more showers, the ground becomes more saturated and flooding becomes more likely. While widespread flooding is not something we are expecting, we will have to monitor all rivers, streams, creeks and low laying/poor drainage areas. Flood watches are a possibility later this week.
Thursday may be slightly drier, but even so, bring the umbrellas with you. More showers and thunderstorms are expected later in the morning and in the afternoon. High temperatures will again be in the 70s. Humidity holds on through Thursday and into Friday.
By the end of the week, we should start to break this pattern. We look generally more clear by later in the day on Friday. Our cold front finishes passing through early in the day. This is going to be a pretty well-defined boundary and we should see drier air build in almost immediately, even with the cloud cover sticking around. Cooler high temperatures are expected and dew points finally drop back a bit.
With a little bit of luck on Saturday, we might make it through the day without needing the umbrellas at all! Still, we need our pattern to become a bit more progressive to actually get a dry day or two here. We’re watching.
A low pressure system rolling through the mountain west will start chugging along and move into our region late this weekend and early next week. This will likely bring another round of heavier showers and thunderstorms to the area. Be prepared for more unsettled conditions moving forward.
More warmth appears likely for second half of June. Average highs continue to climb through the month, with averages into the upper 70s as we approach July. Humidity will start to hang out in the Two Virginias, bringing a more summer-like feeling to the region.
More rain. Highs in the 70s.
Passing showers. Muggy and warm. Lows in the 60s.
Looking unsettled with highs in the 70s.
More showers with highs in the 70s.
Showers to start, then drier. Highs in the 70s.
Looking drier. Highs in the 70s.
Showers possible. Highs in the 70s.
Showers possible. Highs in the 70s.
Passing showers. Highs in the 70s.
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