Stormy pattern continues at times through the weekend
ROANOKE, Va. Storms Wednesday moved slow enough to cause localized flooding in parts of the area, as seen below in one part of Giles County. #swvawx #vawx pic.twitter.com/7u7cTGVvaP Justin McKee (@JustinMcKeeWx) August 12, 2020That possibility exists throughout the next few days, as our pattern goes unchanged. For now, well keep a 50-50 shot for showers and storms in the forecast during the afternoon and evening. What We're Tracking for SundayRegardless of outdoor plans, this doesnt look like the ideal pool weekend. Weekend planner for 8/14 to 8/16/2020The one thing that could break up this stormy pattern is another front from the west.
With shower and storm chances increasing today, could we see a risk for more flooding?
ROANOKE, Va. – River levels continue to come down across southwest and central Virginia, with Southside continuing to be the place to watch for flooding. The Roanoke River at Altavista, Brookneal and Randolph is at minor flood stage this morning, but the levels are falling at all gauges. Today's rain chances (WSLS)It wouldn’t be out of the question to see some flash flooding concerns develop today, as the Weather Prediction Center has posted a marginal risk along and west of the Blue Ridge. Future Tracker Sunday 5 p.m. (WSLS)Shower chances drop off tonight and they should stay pretty low through the holiday on Monday. Memorial Day planner (WSLS)Our skies stay pretty quiet through Tuesday and Wednesday, but look for storm chances to increase again by Thursday, Friday and next weekend.
Pleasant weather rules today, but we’re bracing for heavy rain and storms soon
The average last freeze for the New River Valley and Highlands regions is later, either late April and early May. Average last freeze (4/11/2020) (WSLS)After the cold start, we expect relatively tranquil weather conditions across southwest Virginia. Rain will develop through the day tomorrow and it could become heavy at times tomorrow night. Sunday night's storm threats (4/11/2020) (WSLS)Storms will linger into Monday morning, but we’ll eventually dry out, warm up, and see the wind pick up by the afternoon. Behind a cold front, look for cooler and mostly quiet weather for the rest of the work week, save for a shower chance on Wednesday.
Virginia Severe Weather Preparedness Week starts Monday
ROANOKE, Va. – Spring officially begins on Thursday and during this new season, we often experience increased severe weather in southwest Virginia. When severe weather threatens, there is often confusion on the difference between a “watch” and a “warning.” Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when conditions are favorable for the formation of severe storms. A severe thunderstorm warning will be issued when a storm has already become severe or soon will. Severe thunderstorm watch vs. warning (3/15/2020) (WSLS)Tornado alerts are broken down into three categories: watch, warning and emergency. You’ll hear from some of the victims, plus other severe weather preparedness stories each day this week on 10 News at 5 p.m.