Flash Flood Watch Until 9 PM

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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West Virginia Until 9 PM EDT this evening.

* Slow moving thunderstorms are expected to produce torrential downpours leading to localized flash flooding.

* Rain rates of 4 inches an hour are possible with storms which develop across the watch area this afternoon and evening. This will result in rainfall amounts of up to one inch in 15 minutes which may quickly fill roadside ditches. Rainfall amounts which exceed 2 inches will likely lead to flash flooding of small streams and poor drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.