RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Tropical Depression Sally is continuing to move northeast and it has picked up forward speed of 21 mph. It is producing widespread rain stretching from northern Georgia to central Virginia.

While the remnants of Sally will pass by to our south the steady to heavy rain will move over central Virginia during this afternoon, this evening and tonight. Locally heavy rain is possible for metro Richmond, Petersburg and the Tri-Cities, points south and east to the middle peninsula and southern tip of the northern neck where some places could see upwards of 3 to 5″ of rain with locally higher amounts. Areas to the north and west of Metro Richmond including western Hanover County, Louisa and north and west into Orange and Culpeper less than an inch of rain will fall in fact some places may only receive about a 1/2″.

This rain will come to an end during Friday morning as Sally moves off the coast of North Carolina and away from the Mid Atlantic. We will see some sunshine make of return by late in the day Friday and that will set the stage for a sunny and fall like weekend.