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Posted at 1:00 AM ET, 09/30/2010

Steady rain moves into metro region

By Jason Samenow

* Flash Flood Watch thru Thurs | Wind Advisory (eastern counties) *
* Outside now? Radar, temperatures & more: Weather Wall *

After a long wait, rain has finally enveloped the metro region. Mainly light to moderate rain currently encompasses the area but much heavier rain is streaming north and northwest from the southeast. Just to the east and southeast of Richmond, doppler estimated rainfall has already exceeded 2-2.5" in spots. By 5 a.m. - the time of our next update -- 1"+ amounts will probably extend into the metro region.

In addition to flash flooding, we'll also have to keep an eye on the potential for strong thunderstorms embedded within the rain bands that may produce damaging winds and even an isolated tornado or two - particularly east and southeast of I-95.

It's sure to be a busy day tomorrow. Good night.

By Jason Samenow  | September 30, 2010; 1:00 AM ET
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nothing beats the sound of steady raindrops hitting your roof at night. Perfect, soothing weather for bedtime.

Posted by: meteorolinguist | September 30, 2010 1:53 AM | Report abuse

There's a heavy curtain of rain outside my window here in Lake Ridge. I can't see the creek behind my building in the dark, but chances are good I'll have waterfront property in the morning.

Posted by: meta2 | September 30, 2010 3:00 AM | Report abuse

With tornado possibilities...Especially right now, will school systems cancel or delay their start? They need to error on side of caution.

Posted by: jcmcgrath1969 | September 30, 2010 4:16 AM | Report abuse

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