UPDATE (AS OF 10:30AM THURSDAY):
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Wythe, Bland, and Giles, and Tazewell counties until 3:14 PM Thursday.
See warning here: HERE
A RIVER FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the New River at Glen Lyn, VA until 3:30 PM Saturday.
See warning: HERE
A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for Wythe, Giles, Bland, Mercer, Tazewell, Summers, Monroe, and Greenbrier counties from 2PM Thursday until 11AM Saturday.
See warning: HERE
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Wythe county until 8PM Thursday.
See watch: HERE\
Have the rain-gear ready, and give yourself plenty of time to get to where you need to be this Thursday! We’ll be waking up to continuing rainfall as Tropical Storm Michael to our SE, and a cold front coming in from the west interact with each other. Rain will be on and off through this evening, and it will be heavy at times. The heaviest bands of rain will move through the area during the morning and early afternoon…gradually becoming more spotty toward sunset. Localized flooding issues will be possible today, especially along the New River, and in poor drainage areas and along creeks and streams. Find an alternate route if you see high water. With the clouds and rain around today, temps should hold in the upper 60s/low 70s.
As the front and Michael push out of the area tonight, the winds will continue to increase in speed- with occasion NW gusts in the 30-50 mph range. Secure any outdoor items like Fall decor, and be aware that downed trees/spotty power outages may be possible into tonight with the wet ground. The rain will end overnight, but but gusty NW winds will continue to keep us company into Friday morning. We will be chilly tonight with this air mass change as well; lows tonight will fall into the low 40s for most, only reaching the upper 50s tomorrow despite the sunshine. Besides a stray shower or two with a disturbance on late Friday night-Saturday AM, the weekend looks cool and dry, wit highs in the upper 50s/low 60s and lows in the 40s through the beginning of next week. A second cold front will move in toward the beginning of next week, giving us the chance for scattered showers through at least Tuesday. We’ll stay cool next week with highs below normal in the 50s and 60s, and lows in the 30s and 40s. Fall, has finally made its debut weather-wise. Stay tuned!