Flood Watch In Effect From This Evening Through Thursday Morning – January 23-24, 2019

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury, 
Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, 
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, 
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, 
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart, 
Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, and Martinsville
522 AM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and Virginia, 
including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany 
NC, Ashe, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In 
Virginia, Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, 
Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, 
Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe. 

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected. The highest amounts will be
along the Blue Ridge. Much of the expected rainfall will runoff
into local streams and creeks since the ground is frozen or 
still saturated from rainfall last weekend. 

* Small streams and creeks may overflow their banks. Areas of poor
drainage will also be prone to flooding. Roads near streams and
creeks. 

Tributaries of the Roanoke and Dan Rivers may also flood. These 
rivers may rise above action or flood stage Thursday or Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.