FORECAST: Flood watch in effect through Monday evening

  • FORECAST: Flood watch in effect through Monday evening

FORECAST: Flood watch in effect through Monday evening

Forecasters also issued flood warnings for the Black River at Black Rock and Pocahontas. Rain will continue on and off throughout the day, with some isolated storms possible later as well.

An upper level storm system will move across the southern Appalachians Saturday night and Sunday producing another round of showers and embedded storms, the NWS said. Monday should be slightly warmer with a high of 64 degrees and calmer winds. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s Monday.

The thunderstorm watch came just as several tornado warnings - which are now expired - were issued for the southern Virginia area of Mecklenburg County. Around 7 p.m., the severe thunderstorm watch was canceled.

Rainfall associated with a developing low pressure system was expected to become widespread and heavy late Sunday night and persist into early Tuesday. Between 2 to 3 inches of rain has fallen over the last 24 hours, with localized amounts up to 4 inches.

A flash flood watch is in effect for the Midlands until 8 PM Monday. This could lead to flash flooding in areas with poor drainage and urban areas.

Drier air finally works its way into the area by Tuesday and Wednesday, but another front comes in Thursday afternoon and evening.