ASHE COUNTY-The National Weather Service is monitoring the potential for flooding of small creeks and streams, as well as flooding of poor draining areas tonight and early Wednesday, especially in southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina.
That’s according to a release from Phil Hysell, a Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tuesday morning.
“Periods of rain will continue through Wednesday, but rainfall rates will increase tonight bringing an additional 2-3” of rain to portions of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina,” Hysell wrote. “As a result, a flood watch is in effect for this region until 7 PM Wednesday.”
Impacts include flooding of creeks and streams, and localized flooding with water covered roads in low lying areas and poor draining areas in urban locations. At this time the chances of flooding on mainstem rivers is low, however tributaries that feed into the Yadkin River, the headwaters of the New River, and the Upper Dan River may experience flooding.
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