Flood Watch Continues

The Flood Watch continues for Portions of North Carolina and southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, and Wilkes. In southwest Virginia, Carroll, Floyd, Grayson, and Patrick until 4 PM EDT this afternoon

* Prolonged moderate to heavy rainfall. Up to an additional two inches of rain through this afternoon, leading to event totals of three to four inches. Localized higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of small streams and creeks, small rivers and urban areas, including the Watauga River, tributaries and creeks that flow into the New River and the urban areas of Boone, West Jefferson, and Galax.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.