Last Updated on July 22, 2019 3:48 am
…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, 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.
* Several rounds of thunderstorms are likely, with potential for
excessive rainfall. Weather conditions are favorable for
precipitation rates of up to 4 inches per hour.
* If actual rainfall exceeds 2 inches in an hour, flash flooding
will become possible. The greatest impacts will be in poor
drainage and urban areas. Small streams within mountainous
terrain are also susceptible to rapid runoff, and will respond
very quickly when high rain rates occur, providing little
opportunity for warning.
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.