Tidal flooding coast, flash flooding western VA, plus river flooding this week

An “upper-low” will bring several days of rain this week across Virginia

Tidal flooding coast, flash flooding western VA, plus river flooding this week

The primary weather threat into Thursday will be the flooding risk over Southwest Virginia with significant flooding LIKELY over many parts of that region into the day Thursday. A Flash Flood WATCH continues through Thursday evening.

Flash Flood Watch through Thursday evening western Virginia Piedmont
Flash Flood Watch through Thursday evening western Virginia Piedmont (Source: National Weather Service)

**Western Virginia has been upgraded to a HIGH RISK for flash flooding this Wednesday night, with additional rainfall of several inches potentially causing significant flooding to the upslope regions of the southwest Piedmont. Travel should be avoided to that part of the area overnight into Thursday. (Risk per Weather Prediction Center/NOAA)

High Risk for Flash Flooding across Southwest Virginia Piedmont Wednesday night
High Risk for Flash Flooding across Southwest Virginia Piedmont Wednesday night (Source: Weather Prediction Center)

Coastal flood advisories and warnings will continue through early Thursday morning, with diminishing risk thereafter

Coastal Flooding
Coastal Flooding (Source: National Weather Service)

There may be river flooding primarily due to rainfall in western and southwestern Virginia where the heaviest rain is expected. The Mid-Atlantic River Forecast Center has highlighted areas west and southwest of Richmond for potential significant river flooding.

Stay tuned to the NBC12 First Alert Weather Team. We’ll be watching closely.

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