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Originally published: 2013-07-22 10:54:50
Last modified: 2013-07-22 10:55:34

Flash flood watch in Watauga

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., has issued a flash flood watch for Boone, Watauga County and surrounding areas from noon Monday to midnight Tuesday.


"A very moist atmosphere combined with strong daytime heating will cause more showers and thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and evening," the NWS stated. "Rainfall has the potential to be very heavy at times, with an inch or more accumulation possible within an hour.


"Some of this rain will occur over locations where soils are already saturated from rounds of heavy rain that has occurred over the past few days, so any new rainfall may convert directly into runoff, causing streams and drainages to rise very quickly," it said.