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As the rain continues, flooding concerns will rise into late week

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Slow moving low pressure will continue to plague us into the end of the work week. Tonight, we will continue to stay cool and damp, with lows in the 40s, and more rounds of showers (heavy at times). Rain looks to continue in rounds well through Thursday. We'll stay mainly cloudy tomorrow with highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. FLOODING will be our primary concern over the next few days, especially as rain adds up in our creeks, streams, and rivers.

A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the NEW RIVER AT GLEN LYN (affecting Monroe, Giles, Mercer, and Summers counties). See warning here

A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the NEW RIVER AT ALLISONIA (affecting Wythe county). See warning here

AN AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Giles, Tazewell, Wythe, and Bland counties). See advisory here

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Giles, Tazewell, Wythe, and Bland counties. See watch here

We'll be gusty at times this evening as well, with winds peaking at times (especially across the higher terrain) between 25-40 MPH. More downed trees and power outages will be possible due to the wet ground over the next few days. By Friday, we will see the rain become more scattered/spotty in nature, but we will still have a few locally downpours.

Finally, by Memorial Day Weekend, the area of low pressure that's been stalled over us much of the week will finally move offshore, taking the bulk of moisture with it. With several weaker upper level disturbances slated to move through the area though, we won't exactly be "dry" for the weekend. We should be warmer, with temps in the 70s and more breaks of sun, but occasional showers/pop-up t-storms still look possible. Stay tuned!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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