More rain is set to dominate the High Country weather for most of the week. After some minor flooding in Watauga County late last week, the possibility will once again be in play for this week.
Rain has moved into the area as of late Monday morning. The National Weather Service Blacksberg office (NWS) says that the higher amounts of rainfall will be located in the High Country. Amounts for today through tonight are forecast to range from 1.25 to 1.5 inches. In a Monday morning update, NWS says that some areas in the High Country could get some localized flooding. A Flood Watch may be issued.
More rain is forecast to be on the way from Tuesday through Wednesday night, with a slight risk of excessive rain. Moderate to heavy rain is expected Tuesday into Tuesday night with totals ranging from a tenth of an inch to around six tenths of an inch, according to NWS.
Wednesday is shaping up to bring more heavy rain, with over an inch possible, and the possibility of flooding concerns.
Thursday also includes rain in the forecast with possible continued flooding concerns.
Temperatures throughout the week will be mostly mild for this time of year. Highs today (Monday) in the upper 40s, Tuesday mid 50s, upper 40s for Wednesday, lower 50s for Thursday and then dropping into the lower 30s for Friday.
Low temperatures are forecast to be in the mid 40s tonight, lower 40s Tuesday night, mid 40s Wednesday night, mid 20s Thursday night and lower 20s Friday night.