The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina:
Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes,
In Virginia: Bedford, Campbell, Carroll,
Charlotte, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Halifax, Henry,
Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, and
until 4am Tuesday July 24, 2018
* Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain will
move into the watch area this afternoon and evening. One to three
inches of rain could be possible in a very short period of
* Heavy rain will result in areas of rapid flooding. Please
monitor local radar trends and warnings this afternoon and
Rapid flooding of streams and creeks is possible, along with
flooding of roads and poor drainage areas.
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!