First Alert Weather Day: Flash flood threat on Thursday

Flash Flood Watch until Friday at midnight. It includes areas along and east of I-95

First Alert Weather Day: Flash flood threat on Thursday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day because of the risk for flooding, especially along and east of I-95. There were several tropical downpours this morning, leading to areas of flash flooding.

Slow-moving downpours are expected to cross central and eastern Virginia this Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all the counties shaded in green along and east of I-95 until Friday at midnight.

Includes areas along and east of I-95 and I-85
Includes areas along and east of I-95 and I-85 (Source: NWS)

Rain totals of 4-6″ occurred in spots this morning other rainfall amounts could range from 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts. If a lot of rain falls in a short amount of time, that could cause flooding of low lying areas, poor drainage spots, and streams/creeks.

This flood threat is in association with a plume of tropical moisture surging northward along the southeastern U.S. coastline.

Be sure to download the NBC12 First Alert Weather app for updates. Remember if you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around, don’t drown.

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