Yes, it is still raining out there. It is raining a lot and the National Weather Service Office i Blacksburg extended a flood watch for the area that extends to 7 am Monday.
Heard someone last week complaining about the lack of rain in our region. As the old cliché goes, be careful what you wish for.
However, the high temperature Sunday should hit 62 or thereabouts with no freezing overnight.
Rain expected to end in the am hours Monday but we could have localized flooding and deep enough collections of the wet stuff on roads to create hydroplaning and hazardous conditions.
Tuesday’s forecast is a high of 48 with an overnight low of 30. Tuesday temps will cool a bit to a 41 degree high and a low of just over freezing.
Back into the high 50s on Wednesday (58 high, 40 low) and then a high of 66 on Wednesday with afternoon and evening thunder showers, 54 on Friday.
Unless the forecasts change, the highs will stay in the mid to upper 40s and 50s through the end of the month.
The current water warning from NWS:
Action Recommended: Avoid the subject event as per the instructions
Issued by: Roanoke/Blacksburg – VA, US, National Weather Service,
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, and Wilkes. In Virginia, Amherst, Bedford, Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia, Mercer. * Through Monday morning * Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected. Another 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible today. * Excessive rainfall, combined with an already saturated ground, may lead to flooding along streams, creeks, rivers and in low lying areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. &&
…Moderate to heavy rain expected through the weekend… .A cold front will move slowly east across the Appalachians tonight. Several waves of low pressure will move northeast along the front resulting in multiple periods of moderate to heavy rain. This rainfall, in addition to snowmelt in the upper reaches of the Greenbrier and James Rivers, may result in flooding.