Last Updated on June 18, 2019 5:21 am
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH LATE
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina, Virginia,
and southeast West Virginia, including the following areas, in
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry,
Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Bedford, Bland,
Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles,
Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski,
Roanoke, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast West
* From noon EDT today through late tonight
* Rainfall rates up to 4 inches per hour are possible. This may
result in flash flooding, especially in locations that have
saturated ground due to the rain on Monday and Monday night.
* Roads associated with low water crossings, poor drainage areas
and developed urban centers may quickly become inundated with
water and impassible. Small streams and creeks may rapidly rise
and overflow their banks causing flooding of roads.
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.