Shenandoah Valley residents are paying attention to the weather forecast for the next 24 hours, even joking about needing umbrellas — if not boats — to get around in the heavy rain that is expected to begin this afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Shenandoah Valley and beyond effective from 2:00 p.m. Thursday through Friday afternoon. Showers and scattered thunderstorms with periods of heavy rain are expected to develop with the heaviest rainfall late Thursday into Friday morning with 2-4 inches of rain possible especially in urban areas and along small rivers and streams.
There is a fog alert this morning on Afton Mountain so careful travels in that area. Today’s high temperature is expected to be 75 degrees and muggy as the slow-moving cold front settles over the area. “Flash Flood Warning” means conditions could develop that lead to a “flash flood warning,” dangerous conditions that can develop quickly especially in mountainous areas. Be safe out there!
Credit: WHSV TV-3 weather map