ROANOKE, Va. – Since Sunday, a large chunk of our viewing area has seen one-to-two months’ worth of rain...again!
A lot of that fell Wednesday, with creeks in the New River Valley and rivers in Southside and the Roanoke Valley continuing to flood into Thursday. To date, this has now been the wettest year on record in the Roanoke Valley. Areas like the New River Valley and Lynchburg are well within the Top 10 for their wettest years on record (through mid-June).
With a pesky area of low pressure thousands of feet above us, we still are going to see rounds of scattered showers and storms Thursday, Friday and Saturday. These will all move rather slowly from southwest to northeast, which is bad news.
Our ground is so water-logged that anything that develops will produce a localized flood threat. It won’t be until late Saturday and Father’s Day that this low pressure system is finally given the boot.
At this point, the weather pattern turns more ‘zonal,' or in this case, ‘typical.'
Gradually, we’ll notice temperatures creeping upward. Thursday won’t be quite as cool as recent days. Friday, will be a touch warmer and ditto for Saturday. By Father’s Day and early next week, highs will be around 85-90° with the daily shot for hit-or-miss showers and storms.