...Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning...
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southwest Virginia and southeast West Virginia...including the following areas...in southwest Virginia...Bland...Giles...Smyth...Tazewell and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia...eastern Greenbrier... Mercer...Monroe...Summers and western Greenbrier.
* Through Saturday morning
* slow moving showers and storms will be capable of dropping in excess of 2 inches an hour. This threat will mainly be from this afternoon til midnight or so.
* The potential for flash flooding will be highest in the mountainous areas...and in urbanized areas.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
Those traveling for this Holiday weekend will need to be alert to weather changes. There will be a great deal of ponding of water on highways...so use caution while driving.
The public is encouraged to report any flooding to the National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or at phone number 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.For additional weather information...visit US on the web at http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov or at http://weather.Gov.
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