Flood Watch In Effect Until Monday April 24, 2017

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch, including Watauga and Ashe, through Monday evening. Below is the full Watch details:

…Heavy rain expected from midnight tonight through Monday
evening…

.A frontal boundary will stall across our area with several waves
of low pressure moving along it. This will pull abundant moisture
and lift into our region, resulting in several periods of showers
and thunderstorms from tonight through Monday evening.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and
southeast West Virginia, including the following areas, in
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia,
Appomattox, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll,
Charlotte, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax,
Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke,
Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia,
Mercer.

* From midnight EDT tonight through Monday evening

* Several periods of showers with heavy rain are expected across
the area from tonight through Monday evening. Total rainfall
amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible with locally higher
amounts possible along the Blue Ridge.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
expected to result in rises and potential flooding on area
streams, while flooding may also be possible along some main
stem rivers on Monday or Tuesday. Additionally, heavier short
term rainfall rates associated with bands of heavy rain showers
and thunderstorms could result in localized flash flooding along
small streams and in urban areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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