Florence still packing a punch

More rain expected in Virginia through weekend

FORECAST: Florence bringing more showers and occasional wind gusts central Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, but will continue to produce major impacts through the weekend in terms of flooding rainfall over the Carolinas and western Virginia.

Coastal Flood Warnings have been downgraded to Advisories for eastern Virginia near the Bay for minor flooding possible during times of high tide due to the steady onshore windflow. The track of the weakening system will eventually take it north through the Tennessee Valley by early next week. Here is the 11pm Sunday updated track from NHC:

Thses are excessive rainfall forecasts from the Weather Prediction Center focus heavy rain over western higher elevations of North Carolina and Virginia Sunday and Monday. Significant flooding could occur with this rain over the higher terrain, per these excessive rainfall outlooks from WPC:

Heavy rain will be likely over western Virginia Sunday and Sunday night as the tropical depression moves up west of the mountains
Heavy rain will be likely over western Virginia Sunday and Sunday night as the tropical depression moves up west of the mountains
There will continue to be significant rain chances Monday
There will continue to be significant rain chances Monday

Here’s the Flash Flood Watch for western Virginia, in effect through Monday night

Florence and it’s remnant low will finally move away by later Tuesday of next week

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