Unsettled pattern, TS Fred, and flooding risk this week

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG, VA HAS ISSUED AN ARIAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR GILES COUNTY IN VIRGINIA AND MONROE COUNTY IN WV UNTIL 12:45 AM MONDAY.***
Watch for localized high water as showers and storms move through the region. Remember DON’T DROWN, TURN AROUND. Never drive over a covered roadway. Watch for smaller creeks and streams to rise and flood-prone areas in your area if you are under this advisory.

Tonight we’ll see an up-tick in our rain chances across the entire region as a trio of weather systems work to bring us extra moisture and humidity. The Bermuda high, a cold front to our south, and TS Fred will start to influence our weather for the next few days starting tonight. We’ll still stay relatively cool with overnight lows in the low to mid 60s.

Sunday and into Monday, storms that pop up will add onto already saturated soils in some areas with heavy downpours fueled by tropical moisture rising up out of the south. A medium risk of flooding is in place for both days, we urge you to remain weather aware during the next 48 hours!

Monday, our cold front which has now stalled out to our south brings a bit more of its influence back into play across our area. A handful of showers/storms and plenty of clouds are expected as tropical moisture rides up and over the front from the south. Flood prone areas will need to be monitored! Highs in the upper 70s are expected.

Tuesday, showers storms not as widespread as the day before remain possible. These will continue to feed into our growing rainfall totals across the region helping to replenish our river basins. Showers remain hit or miss still, but by now everyone should have seen some rain!

We’ll be watching for the remanents of Tropical Storm Fred to bring in more chances of widespread heavy rain to our region adding to our already saturated grounds leading to more of a risk of flooding.

Wednesday continues with some rain throughout the day, but it will still be hit or miss for most. We’re about average though with afternoon highs in the upper 70s. Some breaks in the clouds could push a few of us closer to that 80-degree mark. Overnight lows near average as well in the mid-60s.

Thursday, as our stalled out front, begins to fall apart showers and storms continue as high-pressure continues a moist southeasterly flow off the Atlantic. This along with the mountains should keep our unsettled pattern going for at least another day.

Friday, we can’t shake the risk of showers as the high stalled to our east keeps driving moisture up along the Appalachians. We needed the rain but, this is quite the unsettled pattern we’ve gotten into! Highs remain in the mid and upper 70s for most.

Saturday continues to see hit and miss shower and storm chances but not at widespread as the past few days. We’ll start to warm back up as well with temperatures making their way back above the 80-degree mark.

The extended forecast is just a continual copy and paste from Friday as we sit in a stagnant pattern that doesn’t show too much of a willingness to change!

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TONIGHT:
Scattered showers, have an umbrella. Highs in the upper 70s.
MONDAY:
Rain for most. Highs in the upper 70s.
TUESDAY:
Rain on and off. Highs in the mid to upper 70s and low 80s.
WEDNESDAY:
Hit or miss rain continues. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
THURSDAY:
Cooler with some showers. Highs in the upper 70s,
FRIDAY:
Small chance of showers. Highs near average.
SATURDAY:
Can’t shake the rain yet. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
SUNDAY:
Scattered showers. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
MONDAY:
If we told you it will still rain, would you be shocked by now? Highs in the mid 80s.
TUESDAY:
Still unsettled, Sct. showers. Highs in the mid-80s.

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