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Flash flood watch in effect; tracking more showers and storms

Posted at 11:27 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 17:35:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT INTO TONIGHT

A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect until 2 AM Friday for much of the Piedmont and Tidewater, as thunderstorms with very heavy rain are likely to develop during the late afternoon and evening hours. The rain will fall on ground that is nearly saturated, causing the water to quickly run off into low areas resulting in flooding. Remember not to drive where water covers the road, and be especially cautious at night when visibility is reduced.

The showers and storms will diminish overnight, with dry conditions Saturday morning. A few showers and storms will again be possible in the afternoon and evening Saturday.

Sunday through Tuesday appears to be mostly dry, with only very low chances for rain in any one location. Showers and storms will become more likely late next week as an upper-level trough moves closer to the area.

The only tropical disturbance of note today is a weak wave over the east central Atlantic. The area of showers has only a low chance of tropical cyclone development as it drifts slowly westward over the next 5 days.

Have a great weekend, and Stay with CBS 6, The Weather Authority.

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