More rain and flood watch for Friday

National Weather Service Radar forecast for Friday afternoon. (Courtesy of NWS).
National Weather Service Radar forecast for Friday afternoon. (Courtesy of NWS).

Rain, rain and more rain.  Although many of the hard thunderstorms passed by most parts of Floyd County Thursday, more of the wet stuff should blanket us today and into the night with flood watches and washed-out driveways.

The National Weather Service forecasts a brief break during the morning Friday but then thunder showers throughout the afternoon and evening.

The warning:

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Alleghany VA, Amherst, Appomattox, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, and Western Greenbrier. * Through this evening * Additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected, some of this rain occurring in a very short period of time. * Expect flash flooding in areas of torrential rainfall. Flooding of small streams, creeks, and smaller rivers may occur with little warning. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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! You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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