Severe Weather Alerts - Charlottesville, VA

  • Flash Flood Watch

    Flash Flood Watch in effect until 11:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED
THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF VIRGINIA AND EASTERN
WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN VIRGINIA...
ALBEMARLE...CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE...GREENE...NELSON...
NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE...PAGE AND SHENANDOAH. IN EASTERN
WEST VIRGINIA...EASTERN GRANT AND HARDY.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
INTO THIS EVENING. AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 1 INCH ARE
EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES
POSSIBLE. THESE AMOUNTS COMBINED WITH ALREADY WET CONDITIONS
FROM RECENT HEAVY RAINS WILL LEAD TO AN ENHANCED FLASH FLOODING
THREAT.

* HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME MAY CAUSE
CREEKS AND STREAMS TO QUICKLY RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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