Flash Flood Watch Issued

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Flood WatchNational Weather Service Blacksburg VA245 PM EDT Mon Jul 23 2018

...Flash Flood Possible this Evening into Tonight

....Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoonand evening and torrential downpours will be possible.Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-Yadkin-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Roanoke-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Henry-Pittsylvania-Campbell-Halifax-Charlotte-Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Wytheville,Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale,Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke, Salem, Stuart, Rocky Mount,Bedford, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg, South Boston,and Keysville245 PM EDT Mon Jul 23 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

...The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a* Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and Virginia,including the following areas, in North Carolina, AlleghanyNC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes,and Yadkin. In Virginia, Bedford, Campbell, Carroll,Charlotte, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Halifax, Henry,Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, andWythe.

* Through late tonight* Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain willmove into the watch area this afternoon and evening. One to threeinches of rain could be possible in a very short period oftime.

* Heavy rain will result in areas of rapid flooding. Pleasemonitor local radar trends and warnings this afternoon andevening.Rapid flooding of streams and creeks is possible, along withflooding of roads and poor drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

...A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that leadto 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 actionshould Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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