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The National Weather Service on Monday morning issued an alert for heavy rainfall and potential flooding on June 10, 2019.

Hopefully all your yard work got done over the weekend, because it's going to be a wet week.

Rainfall through Friday could bring flooding in parts of the region starting this afternoon.

Some areas east of I-95 could see as much as three inches of rain through Tuesday morning, with higher amounts in isolated storms, the National Weather Service reported in its 9 a.m. briefing.

There is a chance of breaking the day's record rainfall of 2.49 inches set in 1899.

Some roads in areas of western Tidewater were already closed this morning because of rain-swelled creeks that spill into the Blackwater and Nottoway rivers.

The region has seen close to 3 inches of rain so farĀ in June, and 20.53 inches for the year, according to the weather service.

There is only a slight chance that storms could become severe, but there could be some lightning and thunder associated with heavier downpours.

Lee Tolliver, 757-222-5844, lee.tolliver@pilotonline.com

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