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Remnants of Hurricane Bill to bring tornado, flash flood threat to Shenandoah Valley

WeatherBy Lynn R. Mitchell

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a weather alert for the Shenandoah Valley and other parts of Virginia as remnants of Hurricane Bill head east. Gusty winds, isolated tornadoes, and flash flooding is possible Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.

 For more weather information in the Valley, check NBC-29 and WHSV TV-3.
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National Weather Service puts Augusta area under Winter Storm Watch

snow 9By Lynn R. Mitchell

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the following counties: Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page, Madison, Orange, and for the following cities: Staunton, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg.

Wind Chill Advisory now in effect until 10:00 EST Monday. Winter Storm Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

The Nation Weather Service in Baltimore/Washington has issued a Winter Storm Watch which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

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Freezing rain advisory in Shenandoah Valley

Freezing rainBy Lynn R. Mitchell

It’s an overcast day in my corner of Augusta County as freezing rain covers the deck. From WHSV TV-3 and the National Weather Service:

Freezing Rain Advisory

Areas Affected: Augusta; Central Virginia Blue Ridge; Eastern Highland; Northern Virginia Blue Ridge; Page; Rockingham; Western Highland

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING… * PRECIPITATION TYPE…FREEZING RAIN. PRECIPITATION MAY START OFF AS SNOW AND SLEET AT THE ONSET. * ACCUMULATIONS…A GLAZE OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN. ICE ACCUMULATIONS LESS THAN ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH. SNOW AND SLEET MAY COAT THE GROUND IN SOME LOCATIONS. * TIMING…DEVELOPING BETWEEN 6 AM AND 8 AM THIS MORNING…AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE DAY. AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN MAY ALSO CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT…ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. * TEMPERATURES…UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30 ABOVE 1500 FEET. LOWER 30S BELOW 1500 FEET. * WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH. * IMPACTS…ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Here’s hoping the electricity doesn’t go out. Be safe out there….

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Heavy rains headed to Shenandoah Valley, area under flash flood watch

WeatherBy Lynn R. Mitchell

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.

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