...THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING...

.SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA
THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING. VERY HEAVY
RAINFALL RATES ARE POSSIBLE, AS WELL AS MULTIPLE STORMS OVER THE
SAME LOCATIONS.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA,
AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN
NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY NC, ASHE, SURRY, WATAUGA, AND
WILKES. IN VIRGINIA, ALLEGHANY VA, AMHERST, BATH, BEDFORD,
BLAND, BOTETOURT, CARROLL, CRAIG, FLOYD, FRANKLIN, GILES,
GRAYSON, MONTGOMERY, PATRICK, PULASKI, ROANOKE, ROCKBRIDGE,
SMYTH, TAZEWELL, AND WYTHE. IN SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA,
EASTERN GREENBRIER, MERCER, MONROE, SUMMERS, AND WESTERN
GREENBRIER.

* FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

* VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES AND MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF STORMS MAY
PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. DUE TO
RAINFALL ON THURSDAY, EVEN ONLY A SHORT DURATION OF VERY HEAVY
RAIN MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING.

* IN URBAN AREAS FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN UNDERPASS, POOR-DRAINAGE
AREAS, INTERSECTIONS AND ALONG STEAMS AND CREEKS. IN MORE RURAL
AREAS STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY ALSO QUICKLY RISE OUT OF THEIR
BANKS FLOODING ROADS AND LOW-WATER CROSSINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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