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Rainfall amounts topping 2 inches will occur for many areas of Southwest Virginia, with some spots getting 4 inches or more.
MATT GENTRY | The Roanoke Times
Virginia Tech students Richie Steinwand (left) and Taylor Evans shield themselves from rain and wind with their umbrellas while crossing the drillfield in Blacksburg Monday. The two students were on their way to classes during finals week.
The green shading designates a Flood Watch through Tuesday morning by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg. Follow the radar on Kevin Myatt's Weather Journal blog.
Monday, May 6, 2013
A slow-moving upper-level low tracking south of us will continue to pull in Atlantic moisture Monday and Tuesday.
As that moisture is lifted over the higher terrain of Southwest Virginia's mountains, rainfall amounts topping 2 inches will occur for many, with some spots getting 4 inches or more.
Falling on top of soil that has become moist from three months of frequent rain and snow, runoff from the rain will cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly, possibly overflowing their banks. That is the reason for a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service for most of Southwest Virginia.
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