Flood watch in effect until Saturday afternoon

Published 4:54 pm Friday, December 14, 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Blacksburg issued a flood watch for the area, including Charlotte ccOUNTY, ending 6 p.m. Saturday.

“1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall will occur on top of several inches of snow cover,” NWS officials cited. “Runoff from this plus melting snow may cause flooding along streams, creeks and eventually rivers, as well as urban areas.”

“Those living along creeks and streams and larger rivers need to monitor them today into the weekend,” officials continued. “Main stem rivers, especially the Dan and lower Roanoke Rivers may flood this weekend.”