Here we go again: Flash Flood Watch

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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flash flood watch in effect from 4:00 PM EDT until Thursday, 6:00 AM EDT.

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and Rockbridge.

* Showers will be overspreading the area late this afternoon with heavier downpours likely, due to tropical like airmass. This rain falling on already saturated ground could produce flash flooding.

* Flash flooding along creeks and streams, as well as urban areas will be possible later today into tonight.


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.