Weather Alert
Franklin County, VA
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 2/24/19 12:00 PM
End: 2/23/19 3:11 PM
Dur: 20:48
Canceled 2/23/19 3:11 PM

Flood Watch issued February 23 at 12:37PM EST until February 24 at 7:00PM EST by NWS
...POTENTIAL DAM FAILURE OF LAKE POWHATAN DAM IN PULASKI COUNTY VIRGINIA...
...Widespread Rainfall Expected to Continue through Early Sunday...
.A very wet weather pattern will remain in place across the forecast area through early Sunday. Low pressure to our south and high pressure to our north will keep a focused area of rain streaming across the region from the west and southwest today and tonight. A strong cold front will finally sweep through the area Sunday and bring an end to the several day rain event. Periods of moderate rain are likely today and tonight until the cold front moves through the forecast area. The ground is totally saturated throughout the forecast area as a result of recent rain and snow melt. Many rivers are already at or above bankful and some will experience minor flooding over the next few days, including portions of the Dan, James, and Roanoke Rivers. Remain alert for Flood Advisories, Flood Warnings, and River Flood Warnings that may be issued today and Sunday.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and Rockbridge.

* Through Sunday afternoon * Widespread nearly continuous light rain with periods of moderate rainfall likely. Rainfall totals of 2 inches are expected through Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone areas. Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding as well as larger mainstem rivers.
Updated: Sat 2/23/19 12:40 PM EST


Updated: Sat 2/23/19 2:36 PM EST

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