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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
818 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...Rainfall Gradually Diminishing from West to East
Overnight...Flood Threat Ending West...Continuing East into early
Tuesday Morning...

.A slow moving storm system will track from the southern
Appalachians to the coastal Carolinas tonight and Tuesday. This
will result in continued light to moderate rain, mainly east of
the Blue Ridge.

Including the cities of Dobson, Danbury, Eden, Yanceyville,
Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington,
Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville,
Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox, South Boston, and Keysville
818 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
  following areas, in North Carolina, Caswell, Rockingham,
  Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Amherst,
  Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Charlotte, Franklin,
  Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and

* Until 8 AM EDT Tuesday

* Light to Moderate rain will take place, with an additional 1 to
  2 inches of rain possible through tonight, in some cases this
  rain falling on-top of the 2 to 4 inches of rain that has
  already occurred. The heaviest rain thus far has fallen south of
  Roanoke along the Blue Ridge and into North Carolina. This
  particular region will be most susceptible to flooding.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
  expected to result in minor to moderate rises and potential
  flooding on area streams, with flooding also expected along
  some main stem rivers into 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. Water will likely inundate poor
  drainage areas.


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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