FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Virginia, south central Virginia, southwest Virginia, and west central Virginia, including the following areas, in central Virginia, Amherst. In south central Virginia, Bedford and Henry. In southwest Virginia, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Wythe. In west central Virginia, Alleghany VA, Bath, Botetourt, Franklin,
Roanoke, and Rockbridge. Until midnight EDT tonight
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms may produce heavy rain this
afternoon and evening. Rainfall rates in some of the slower moving stronger storms will approach 2 inches per hour. 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected along the Blue Ridge and the foothills of Virginia into the New River Valley. Localized rainfall amount may reach 3 to 5 inches.
Poor drainage areas and urban areas may flood. Small streams and
creeks may overflow their banks, potentially flooding nearby