When it rains, it floods

After two days of rain, and more Sunday, the National Weather Service, of course, issued a flash flood warning for our area.

Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches could fall Sunday and warn that the falling water could also lead to mudslides.

Mother nature is in a bad mood.

The “official” flood watch:

FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING…

.WAVES OF HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.
THIS RAINFALL WILL BE LOCALLY ENHANCED BY EASTERLY FLOW INTO THE
BLUE RIDGE WHERE AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN COULD FALL IN
SPOTS, WITH A FEW AREAS RECEIVING OVER 5 INCHES. THIS COULD LEAD
TO DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALLER CREEKS AND
STREAMS, AND POSSIBLE MUDSLIDES.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY NC, ASHE,
ROCKINGHAM, STOKES, SURRY, WATAUGA, WILKES, AND YADKIN. IN
VIRGINIA, CARROLL, FLOYD, FRANKLIN, GRAYSON, HENRY,
MONTGOMERY, PATRICK, AND ROANOKE.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AVERAGING ONE TO TWO INCHES, WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS, IS EXPECTED TO FALL THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.
UP TO 3 TO 7 INCHES COULD FALL ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS AS WELL.

* THE HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE CREEKS AND STREAMS TO LEAVE THEIR
BANKS INCLUDING RAPID RISES OF FLOWING WATER IN NATURALLY LOW
AREAS. MUDSLIDES AND LANDSLIDES COULD OCCUR AS WELL.

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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