Areal Flood Watch:

Issued at: 4:00 PM EST on December 1, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM EST on December 02, 2015
  • ...Flood Watch in effect from 7 PM EST this evening through Wednesday evening... The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has expanded the
  • Flood Watch to include portions of central Virginia...south central Virginia and west central Virginia...including the following central Virginia...Amherst...Appomattox... Buckingham and Campbell. In south central Virginia...Bedford. In west central Virginia...Botetourt...Franklin...Roanoke and Rockbridge.
  • From 7 PM EST this evening through Wednesday evening
  • periods of rain will be heavy at times tonight and Wednesday morning...and bring another 1 to 3 inches of rainfall to areas already saturated from earlier precipitation.
  • Small streams and creeks may rise above bankfull. Low water crossing and poor draining areas in urban locations may be flooded. Tributaries that feed into the the headwaters of the new...James and Roanoke rivers may experience flooding. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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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