Rainy weekend ahead; flood watch in effect

Posted at 1:04 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 09:42:50-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A complex storm system will produce rain across our area through Sunday.

Batches of rain will track across the state Saturday.  Areas of fog will be around, and some rumbles of thunder are possible, especially across southeastern Virginia.  There will be rain-free periods throughout the day.

There will be many more dry hours on Sunday, but some showers/thunder will still be around as an area of low pressure moves by.  Rain chances will decrease by mid-afternoon.

The rain will fall on ground saturated from Friday's rain and melted snow.  Some flooding will be possible.

River flooding will be an issue by late Sunday and Monday.  The James River at the Westham location may go above flood stage Sunday night.

Area rivers across southern Virginia may experience minor to moderate flooding.  For the latest river levels and forecasts, click here.

Dry weather is expected Monday through Wednesday.

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