Monday, September 5, 2011

Heavy rain likely over the next several days

Heavy rainfall is likely over the next several days in central Virginia, and in much of the Eastern U.S., as a result of an upper trough swinging out of the Upper Midwest and pulling in the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee from the Gulf Coast states. Widespread rainfall totals of 1"-3" are likely over the next several days, with higher totals up to 6"-10" in some locations.
Flash Flood Watches extend from the Canadian border in the Northeast all the way through Virginia and down to the Gulf Coast.

Our heaviest rainfall should occur Tuesday afternoon, overnight, and through Wednesday, when we have our Flash Flood Watch in effect for parts of west, southwest, and north-central Virginia.

Stay with CBS 6, we'll keep you ahead of the storm.
--Meteorologist Carrie Rose