Greensboro, NC -- There's a Flood Watch for several counties in western and central North Carolina.
You can expect heavy rain at times into Tuesday afternoon into the night time hours. A slow moving front is to blame. This system has dumped up to 3 inches along the Blue Ridge from the North Carolina mountains, into parts of southwestern Virginia.
With this system, we are forecasting an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain within the next 24-hours.
This Flood Watch is for the following counties: Ashe, Alleghany, Surry, Stokes, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Smyth, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd, Patrick and Henry.
The Watch is in effect into Wednesday morning.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecast. You should be alert for possible flooding warning. People living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action, should flooding develops.
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