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Flash Flood Watch in Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Middlesex, Mathews, Lancaster, Gloucester, Caroline and Accomack counties.
July 28, 2017, 3:56:00 AM to July 29, 2017, 2:00:00 PM

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Flood Watch National Weather Service Wakefield VA 356 AM EDT Fri Jul 28 2017 Caroline-Westmoreland-Richmond-Northumberland-Lancaster- Gloucester-Middlesex-Mathews-Accomack-Western King William- Eastern King William-Western King and Queen- Eastern King and Queen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex- Including the cities of Chincoteague, Wallops Island, Melfa, Aylett, King William, West Point, King And Queen Court House, Tappahannock, and Dunnsville 356 AM EDT Fri Jul 28 2017 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Wakefield has expanded the * Flash Flood Watch to include portions of east central Virginia, eastern Virginia, north central Virginia, and southeast Virginia, including the following areas, in east central Virginia, Eastern Essex, Eastern King William, Eastern King and Queen, Richmond, Western Essex, Western King William, Western King and Queen, and Westmoreland. In eastern Virginia, Gloucester, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, and Northumberland. In north central Virginia, Caroline. In southeast Virginia, Accomack. * From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Saturday afternoon. * Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected from this afternoon through Saturday afternoon across portions of central and eastern Virginia. Total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected on average, with locally higher amounts possible. * Heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in streams and creeks. This could quickly result in flooding, especially in low lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding my be exacerbated during periods of high tide for areas along the Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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