Flash Flooding Possible in the NRV Tonight, Tuesday
Blacksburg, VA - Heavy showers and torrential thunderstorms ahead of a slow-moving cold front are soaking parts of the New River Valley Monday evening.
With the ground already saturated, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the mountains, including the New River Valley, through Tuesday evening.
ABC 13 Pinpoint Doppler Radar shows very heavy storms over the mountains, moving east.
The heavy showers and storms will likely make it into the Roanoke Valley overnight, with some computer models holding onto the heavy rain into Central Virginia overnight.
Several rounds of heavy showers and storms are expected, especially in the NRV through Tuesday, with several inches of rain possible by Tuesday night where it rains the hardest.
Watch for flooding of low spots and urban flooding tonight into Tuesday. Remember, never drive across a flooded roadway... the road may not even be underneath the water at all.
The good news is the front will clear the area in time for Wednesday, leaving us with nice weather Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.
For the latest forecast, head over to the ABC 13 Weather Center.
If you see flooding, and it's safe to do so, send your weather pictures in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-ABC 13 Meteorologist Jamey Singleton