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Catastrophic flooding continues in Texas, Louisiana as another threat emerges in the tropics

Southwest, Central Virginia to receive rain from tropical disturbance

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ROANOKE, Va.- – Harvey continues to maintain tropical storm status as of Monday morning, but the last couple of days have been about Harvey's rain and not the wind. A few communities in and around Houston have officially surpassed 30 inches of rain in a little more than 48 hours.

To put that into perspective, that is more rain than we have received all year to date in Roanoke.

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To make matters worse, Harvey isn't done. Another 10 to 20 inches of rain is possible through Thursday night or Friday morning for the same areas that have already received 20-30 inches or more.

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Closer to home, another tropical entity is brewing. Later, Monday, we should have Irma churning just off the east coast.

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The combination of high pressure to our north and the disturbance off the coast will bring strong winds to the tidewater and send tropical moisture to southwest and Central Virginia.

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A general .25 inches of rain is possible through Tuesday.

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The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey could slide through over the weekend, giving us another round of rain. Some of that rain could be heavy at times, but whatever is left of Harvey will be significantly weaker by the time its remnants arrive.


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