Flood Watch in Effect through Monday morning

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The remnants of Tropical Depression Delta will move from the eastern portion of the Tennessee Valley through the central Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic tonight into Sunday night. The combination of deep moisture from the remnants and a moist southeast flow along the Blue Ridge will result in an extended period of mostly moderate rainfall beginning tonight and continuing into Sunday night.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has expanded the Flood Watch to include portions of southwest Virginia and west central Virginia, including the following areas, in southwest Virginia, Floyd, in west central Virginia, Franklin, and Roanoke.

From late tonight through Monday morning remnants of Hurricane Delta will move across the forecast area tonight and into Sunday night bringing an extended period of moderate rainfall.

* Widespread rainfall of 2 to 4 inches with local higher amounts will result in flooding of low-lying, poor urban drainage, and normally flood prone areas. Small creeks and streams will experience significant rises and may exceed flood stage before the rain ends Monday morning.

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.