Flash Flood Watch Through Tomorrow Morning
The Flash Flood Watch continues for Portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Wilkes. In Virginia, Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge and Wythe through Thursday morning.
Deep tropical moisture continues to move across the central Appalachians this afternoon, supporting the potential for prolonged periods of moderate to heavy rain. Likewise, a front will enter the region this afternoon and evening from the west, serving as a secondary producer for rainfall into the night. Rainfall amounts will be highest along the crest of the Blue Ridge into the eastern foothills where the terrain will enhance rainfall intensity and amounts. Areas that have already received ample rainfall will be far more prone to flooding, including parts of the southern Blue Ridge, New River Valley, and Roanoke Valley.
Where high rainfall rates occur, or where bands of rain occur repeatedly over the same locations, rapid rises on smaller creeks and streams are expected. Some of these waterways may flood over their banks and flow across roads and into low-lying areas. Depending on where the heaviest rain occurs, minor flooding of the larger main-stem rivers may be possible.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.