After record-breaking snowfall last weekend attention this weekend will turn to the possible threat of flooding.
Heavy rain may cause flooding starting Friday and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Gusty winds Friday and Friday night are to be expected too.
Weather model data, as of Thursday morning, shows amounts of one to 1.5 inches mainly along and east of the Blue Ridge. The underlying question, according to NWS, is the state of the remaining snowpack and how much liquid equivalent remains to be released during the rain.
Showers and wet snow are possible late Saturday night. Northwest winds will become strong and gusty and generate some upslope rain/snow showers west of the Blue Ridge.
No Flood Watches have been issued as of Thursday morning but will be as needed.