Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
132 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...Expect periods of heavy rain this afternoon through Monday...

.Slow moving storm system will track from the Tennessee Valley
today to off the North Carolina coast by Tuesday. A southerly
flow will increase this afternoon overrunning a frontal boundary
and leading to a prolonger period of rain, which will become
heavy at times through Monday, especially along the southern Blue
Ridge, east to the piedmont of Virginia and North Carolina.

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Stuart,
Rocky Mount, Bedford, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg,
Appomattox, South Boston, Keysville, Bluefield, and Flat Top
132 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West
  Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina,
  Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry,
  Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Appomattox, Bedford,
  Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Craig, Floyd,
  Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
  Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
  southeast West Virginia, Mercer.

* Through Monday evening

* Moderate to heavy rain will take place, with 1.5 to 3 inches
  likely today through Monday night. Locally higher amounts
  likely near the Blue Ridge, south of Roanoke.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
  expected to result in rises and potential flooding on area
  streams, while flooding may also be possible along some main
  stem rivers on Monday or Tuesday. Additionally, heavier short
  term rainfall rates associated with bands of heavy rain
  showers could result in localized flash flooding along small
  streams and in urban areas. Saturated ground may also result
  in downed trees and rock or mud slides.


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.



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