ROANOKE, Va. – This alert has expired.
The 10 News Weather Authority is issuing a Weather Authority Alert Day for Tuesday, August 29, due to the potential for localized flooding.
This is not due to Hurricane Idalia.
Rather, it’s due to slow-moving and scattered storms expected during the late day and evening hours. The risk for flooding, while localized, is slightly higher for areas along and west of US 29.
More specifically, any rain over areas like Carroll and Patrick Counties would lead to flooding more quickly. These areas have seen several inches of rain since Sunday evening.
Storms begin popping near the West Virginia/Virginia border around 2 p.m. They will gradually move east from there through the evening.
Rain total estimates are in, and some areas could see anywhere from a tenth of an inch, to a quarter of an inch of rain through mid-day tomorrow. Any high rainfall totals could trigger localized flooding.
Chances go down after midnight once a front moves east and past our area.