Flash flood watch in effect ⛈

RICHMOND, Va. -- An area of low pressure will track across Virginia on Saturday, and then stay near the coast on Sunday.  This will keep occasional showers and thunderstorms around for the rest of the weekend.

Rain chances will increase Saturday afternoon into evening.  Slow-moving storms will tap into the muggy air and unleash torrential downpours.  Some storms will produce over an inch of rain in under an hour.  Multiple inches of rain will occur where storms persist. Flash flooding will develop rapidly.

Sunday will be rainy at times, especially the first half of the day.  The chance of thunderstorms is lower. Rain chances are higher in northern and eastern Virginia.

A flash flood watch is in effect for most of the state.  This may get extended for some counties through parts of Sunday.

By the time the rain ends Sunday evening, rainfall total of 1 to 3 inches are likely in many locations. Where slow-moving storms persist, totals will exceed 5 inches of rain.

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After the rain exits Sunday night, the majority of the week ahead will be mainly dry and less humid.

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