With luck, rain ends today with dry week ahead

Weekend outlook says partly cloudy on Saturday and then afternoon thunderstorms on Sunday before we head into more rain next week. Anybody got plans to build an ark?

Sunlight breaking through the clouds.

The flash flood watch that the National Weather Service had in place until 8 PM Sunday is now extended to 9 PM Monday and adds “additional heavy rainfall possible with showers and storms today.”

While Floyd County woke up this morning with little or no rain falling and a zero percent chance of precipitation, that chance increases to five percent by 10, then continues to build until afternoon thundershowers into the evening before tapering off around 10 PM and dropping to 10 percent through the night and into Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg reports, should bring sunshine and only a slight chance for most of the day and into the evening.

Wednesday is forecast as cloudy and only a 20 percent chance of rain, then mostly sunny and 10 percent chance on Thursday and again on Friday.

Weekend outlook says partly cloudy on Saturday and then afternoon thunderstorms on Sunday before we head into more rain next week.

Anybody got plans to build an ark?

The Flash Flood Statement from the National Weather Service.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY NC, ASHE, SURRY, WATAUGA, AND WILKES. IN VIRGINIA, CARROLL, FLOYD, FRANKLIN, GRAYSON, MONTGOMERY, PATRICK, PULASKI, ROANOKE, SMYTH, AND WYTHE. * FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING. * SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE ADDED RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTHERN BLUE RIDGE. THIS RAINFALL WILL LIKELY FALL IN A RATHER SHORT PERIOD AND GIVEN HIGH RAINFALL RATES, FLASH FLOODING MAY RESULT. * THE HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE CREEKS AND STREAMS TO LEAVE THEIR BANKS INCLUDING RAPID RISES OF FLOWING WATER IN NATURALLY LOW AREAS. ISOLATED LAND SLIDES COULD ALSO OCCUR GIVEN THE SATURATED SOILS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. REMEMBER…TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN! YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. &&

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…ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE WITH SHOWERS AND STORMS TODAY… .A COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE FROM THE WEST LATER TODAY BEFORE PASSING ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF THE FRONT MAY RESULT IN PERIODS OF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS COMBINED WITH HIGHER RAINFALL RATES AND VERY SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO RAPID RUNOFF THAT COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING. LOCATIONS ALONG THE SOUTHERN BLUE RIDGE THAT HAVE SEEN EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO SEEING FLOODING.

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