The South and Mid-Atlantic have been hammered all day with torrential downpours and severe weather. Throughout Virginia, there were reports of trees down and power outages earlier in the day today.
In Lynchburg, it's raining buckets outside now and has been on and off all evening after being windy all day. WSET.com reports that the tornado watch and flash flood warning for our area are in place until 2 a.m. on Thursday.
During the heavy rain bands and strong squalls that will continue overnight, there's a chance for an isolated tornado and damaging winds.
As this storm clears, we may see snow on Friday. So, what's up with the crazy weather we've seen this month? You may have a hard time trying to explain to your kids how they can play in the snow and wear shorts, all in the same week, especially if you don't understand yourself.
The wind sounds like it's tapping at the door now, but last night was balmy with hardly a breeze. Every year, there are some great spring-like days in January, but this year had more than usual.
Families played at Riverside Park in shorts and short sleeves on several sunny afternoons. There are crocuses starting to come up in my garden already.
We've also seen more snow this month than normal with several school's out days. Delays have already been announced for some of the mountainous parts of the area for tomorrow.
This month's crazy weather has provided the kids with a lot of opportunities to have fun. But the adults have dealt with ice, snow and flooding.
It's only a couple of days until February but January still has plenty of weather to share. Stay tuned and we'll see what next month brings.