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Flood Watch In Effect, Wind Advisory Extended For Monday-Tuesday April 23-24, 2018

Last Updated on April 23, 2018 3:07 pm

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flood Watch for those counties along the crest of the Blue Ridge form Floyd County, Virginia southwest to Watauga County, including
the areas downstream in Patrick, Surry, and Wilkes Counties.

The Watch is in effect through Tuesday afternoon. Prolonged heavy rainfall totaling three to four inches. Flooding of small streams and creeks and small rivers is expected.

A Wind Advisory has been extended until 2am Tuesday morning for the North Carolina High Country, Grayson Highlands, the higher terrain of Tazewell and Smyth County Virginia, into southeast West Virginia.

Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. These winds could down smaller trees and limbs, especially as soils become saturated from prolonged moderate rainfall. Isolated power outages are possible. High profile vehicles will find it difficult to maneuver at times.

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside.

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