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Flash flood watch in effect through this evening

Posted at 11:23 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 19:09:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for central and northern VA.

Slow-moving storms will tap into the muggy air and unleash torrential downpours in some areas this evening. These storms will be capable of producing over 1" of rain in under 30 minutes, and flash flooding will be a risk. Storm chances will decrease towards late evening and tonight. Lows will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

This pattern will repeat itself the next few days. It will stay warm and muggy with storms possible each day, and heavy rainfall will remain a threat.

We should see the pattern break up early next week.

Tropical Depression 11 is located in the eastern Atlantic and is expected to become Tropical Storm Josephine. The forecast track brings the storm to the northwest, going just north of the Leeward Islands. Most computer models curve the storm away from the USA, but we will continue to monitor it.

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