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Rain And Strong Winds On The Way

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ROANOKE, VA – After a sunny Tuesday, a low pressure will bring showers to the area by midday Wednesday. Showers will continue through Thursday.

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Rainfall amounts by Thursday evening will add up to 1/2" to 1". The lowest totals will be found in central Virginia while the 3/4" to 1" amounts will be confined to the far western New River Valley. The Roanoke Valley will see about 1/2" of beneficial rainfall.

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As the low pressure strengthens to our northeast Thursday night into Friday, winds will pick up. Strong wind gusts to 50-60 mph are expected. With these winds, some power outages can be expected through Saturday. Here is a look at how strong the winds are expected to be on Friday.

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In addition, mountain snow will develop Friday where several inches will fall. The western New River Valley may see a light accumulation, but the highest totals will be in West Virginia. 

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