Flash Flood Watch In Effect From 5am Until Midnight – Thursday Sept 27, 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West Virginia, including the following areas:

In northwest North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga.

In Virginia, Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe.

In southeast West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, and Western Greenbrier.

* Through this evening.

* Moderate to heavy rainfall may result in 1 to locally 3 inches of rain through this evening. Spotty higher totals are also possible if embedded heavier showers or thunderstorms occur.

* Already saturated ground combined with the heavy rainfall may cause creeks and streams to overflow their banks resulting in flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Remember…TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN!

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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