Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Wise (VAZ002) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Watch - Wise (Virginia)


Updated:Thu 02-Jul-15 06:59pm EDT
Effective:Thu 02-Jul-15 06:59pm EDT
Expires:Sat 04-Jul-15 08:00pm EDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Lee; Russell; Scott; Washington; Wise
 
Instructions: A flash flood watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. If you are in the watch area....keep an eye out for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a flood warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn around! Don`t drown!

Message summary: ...flash flooding possible tonight through the 4th of july...
.abundant moisture and a series of upper level disturbances...will produce several rounds of showers and thunderstorms from tonight into the 4th of july weekend. These showers and thunderstorms are likely to produce widespread average rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches through the evening of the 4th of july. Locally heavier amounts of rain are possible...
And showers and storms could also be widespread again on sunday. The month of june ended on a wet note...with wet weather carrying over into july. Many locations across the cumberland plateau and southeast tennessee had received as much as 3 to 5 inches of rain earlier this week. Hourly rainfall rates under the heavier showers and storms could easily reach 1 to 2 inches per hour...which could lead to flash flooding. Stay weather alert and be ready to act if flooding or flash flooding threatens your area.
...flash flood watch in effect through saturday evening...
The national weather service in morristown has issued a
* flash flood watch for portions of southwest north carolina...
East tennessee and southwest virginia...including the following areas...in southwest north carolina...cherokee and clay. In east tennessee...anderson...bledsoe...blount smoky mountains...bradley...campbell...claiborne...cocke smoky mountains...east polk...grainger...hamblen...hamilton...
Hancock...hawkins...jefferson...johnson...knox...loudon...
Marion...mcminn...meigs...morgan...nw blount...north sevier...
Northwest carter...northwest cocke...northwest greene...
Northwest monroe...rhea...roane...scott tn...sequatchie...
Sevier smoky mountains...southeast carter...southeast greene...
Southeast monroe...sullivan...unicoi...union...washington tn and west polk. In southwest virginia...lee...russell...scott...
Washington and wise.
* through saturday evening
* abundant moisture and a series of upper level disturbances...will produce several rounds of showers and thunderstorms from tonight into the 4th of july weekend. Many areas are already saturated from heavy rains earlier this week.
* widespread moderate to heavy rains...and locally very heavy rains may cause flash flooding tonight into the 4th of july weekend.
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