Lots of Rain and Severe Weather Expected

First Watch Weather Coverage

If you’re here in Virginia, you can expect a large amount of rain — upwards of 3 inches or more — overnight and through much of Wednesday thanks to a strong frontal system. This is the same system that has brought relentless storms to the Midwest and South over the past two days and this afternoon.


All active weather events as of 1800 TUES APR 29 (noaa.gov)

For the above graphic, you can see the vast majority of the South and Mid-Atlantic is under a Flood Watch. Heavy rain bands and strong to severe storms are expected Thursday, which much of the rain coming during the morning hours.


Projected rainfall through THUR MAY 1 (noaa.gov) 

There is a chance that tornadoes may occur with this front as the wedge of cool air we’re currently experiencing is replaced by tropical air predominately over much of the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid-70s compared to the mid-50s today. For tornado preparedness tips, please click here.


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