BLACKSBURG, Va. — The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flash flood watch in effect from 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday morning for portions of North Carolina and southwest Virginia, including Ashe and Watauga counties.
Expect periods of rain, heavy at times. Total rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches possible with locally higher amounts.
Flash flooding will be possible in areas of heavy rainfall, especially in steep mountainous terrain. Creeks, streams, rivers and low-lying normally flood prone areas will be subject to flooding.
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.