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Flood Watch in effect for Southwest Virginia

Rain develops late Thursday, continues into Friday

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ROANOKE, Va – The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flood Watch for Southwest Virginia.

It goes into effect 7 p.m. Thursday and continues through 7 a.m. Saturday. 

Thursday will start off with some filtered sunshine but the clouds will increase throughout the day

Scattered rain showers and drizzle will develop near dinnertime.

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The precipitation will be more widespread overnight and into Friday morning.

The heaviest rain will be accompanied with the passage of a "cold" front midday Friday.

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Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches will be possible with the highest totals along and south of I-81.

The precipitation ends Friday evening but streams, creeks and river levels will continue to rise. 

Saturday will be dry and we should see a few breaks in the clouds. 

Highs are expected to top out in the 50s to near 60 degrees. 

More rain is on the way to close out 2018.


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