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First Alert Weather Day: Localized flash flooding possible on Saturday

1-2″ of rain is expected with isolated 2-4″ of rain possible, which may result in localized flash flooding
Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2021 at 11:08 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Today is a First Alert Weather Day for the risk of localized flash flooding.

The National Weather Service office in Wakefield Virginia has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of Central and Southeastern Virginia from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. Rain is expected to continue for much of the afternoon into the evening.

Flash flood watch from 6am-10pm
Flash flood watch from 6am-10pm(NWS)

Two to four inches of rain will be possible in a few spots as a result of heavy downpours. Too much rain in a short amount of time could cause poor drainage flooding and street flooding. The highest chance for the heavier amounts will be south and east of RVA.

We can’t rule out an isolated strong or severe storm Saturday afternoon either, especially across southeastern Virginia. If a strong storm develops, the main threat will be gusty winds.

An isolated strong or severe storm is possible Saturday, especially across southeastern Virginia.
An isolated strong or severe storm is possible Saturday, especially across southeastern Virginia.(WWBT)

Make sure you have the NBC12 First Alert Weather app so you can get First Alert updates if any warnings are issued on Saturday.

Stay aware! And stay dry!

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