Moderate rainfall continues to fall in Blacksburg, and will endure through the evening. Heavy rain amounts will lead to localized flooding and possible mudslides.
A slow moving storm system continues to usher moisture into the area, producing periods of heavy rain and localized river flooding. Much of southwest Virginia has already received more than an inch of rain from this storm system, with totals expected to reach greater than two inches for much of the New River Valley. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Blacksburg on Monday.
Overflowing of streams, creeks and rivers may result as the event continues throughout the day, and a flood warning could be issued by the National Weather Service.
Steady rain and the occasional clap of thunder will continue overnight tonight into tomorrow afternoon. Clearing should begin Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon as temperatures rebound thanks to a few peeks of sunshine.
Clouds will begin to move in on Friday, bringing a chance of rain and thunderstorms back to the area for the weekend.
Be sure to stay tuned as rain amounts begin to increase.
Flooding is very dangerous and claims hundreds of lives each year, most of which occur inside motor vehicles. When confronted with a flooded roadway or bridge, be sure to follow the motto: "Turn Around, Don’t Drown."