More Rain Showers May Cause More Flooding
Update Friday 11 AM:
Southeast areas remain under Flood Warnings (click here for current warnings) and the entire viewing area remains under a Flash Flood Watch until Saturday morning. Also a River Flood Warning has been issued for minor flooding of the Staunton and Dan Rivers. Keep an eye on water levels.
Friday afternoon, a cool front has stalled out over the eastern part of our state. Also an area of low pressure will develop and ride up the front. This will turn our winds from the northeast, keeping mostly cloudy skies overhead and more areas of rain possible. Some heavier rain could produce more flash flooding, however the flood threat is much lower than yesterday.
The rain chances drop off a bit heading into the weekend, with Sunday appearing to be the drier day of the two. Next week anticipate more of a typical summer weather pattern. We'll see partly sunny skies, very warm and humid conditions, with pop-up thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s to near 90.
Update Friday 7:30 AM:
Several areas remain under Flood Warnings overnight (click here for current warnings) and the entire viewing area remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 8 a.m. Friday morning.
Officials in Lynchburg and Roanoke say that all roads are reopened.
Officials in Danville say the Riverside Drive between Audubon Drive and Arnett Boulevard is closed.
Update 11 PM:
Several areas remain under Flood Warnings overnight (click here for current warnings) and the entire viewing area remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 8 AM Friday morning.
There have been numerous road closures across Lynchburg and surrounding areas. If you come upon a barricaded or water-covered roadway, remember: turn around don't drown! Never try and cross it in your vehicle.
Slow-moving showers and storms containing tropical downpours will persist into the overnight hours, keeping the threat for flooding going well into the night.
Update 7 PM:
Lynchburg, VA - We are getting reports of flash flooding in spots around the Lynchburg-area.
Right now Lakeside Drive is closed because of water overflowing onto the roadway. Crews say it's too dangerous to pass right now.
The same can be said for Wythe and Oakley where the road is covered right now.
We are also hearing reports of bad flooding on Thomas Road and Greenwood Road.
We have a crew headed out to Route 460, near Thomas Terrace Church for reports of standing water there.
There is a flash flood warning in effect until 8:30 p.m. for Lynchburg, northern Campbell County and Appomattox County.
We are working to bring you the latest information as we get it.
Lynchburg, VA - A flash flood warning has been issued for Lynchburg and Concord Thursday.
The weather service in Blacksburg says the warning is for Lynchburg ,Campbell County and Appomattox County until 8:30 p.m.
Two inches of rain have already fallen in the area, and flash flooding is expected.
Officials say Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg is closed due to flooding.
Updates to come.