Tropical Storm Karen to Bring Needed Rain to Virginia Monday
Lynchburg, VA - Tropical Storm Karen may only have winds of 40 mph, but the storm is rich with moisture and is forecast to meet up with a cold front over the area Monday.
Most of the area is actually below normal rainfall, so tropical rains are actually welcome, as long as they don't fall too hard over a short period of time.
Right now, it looks like a general 1-3" of rain will fall between late Sunday into the day on Monday, before ending early Monday night.
Karen should actually track to our south and east, but the moisture around the storm will be meeting up with a front and active jet stream Monday. The combination of systems will help ring out heavier downpours over the area.
While Karen and the cold front are expected to move through and not stall, with any tropical system, you always have to keep an eye our for isolated heavy downpours and isolated flooding concerns (even if the ground is dry).
At this point, there are no flood watches in effect as the ground could use the moisture, however.
The system clears by Tuesday.
Stay with ABC 13 Weather for the latest forecast.