Flash flood watch in effect for Tidewater

rbrauchle@tidewaterreview.com

Steady and continuing rain throughout Tuesday could cause flash flooding in coastal Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.

The Wakefield-based agency has issued a flash flood watch for localities along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, including the York River. The watch means conditions are may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected across Tidewater throughout the afternoon into Tuesday evening.

As much as 2-4 inches of rainfall are likely, and more rain could fall in certain areas, according to the service.

The runoff from the heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in streams and creeks, as well as ponding of water on roadways. Motorists should be cautious on roads that lack proper drainage.

Rain is expected to taper off Tuesday evening, leading to a partly sunny day on Wednesday.

Cancellations

  • West Point High School: Pictures and all after school events are canceled.
  • New Kent Falcons football and cheer practice Tuesday Aug. 29th, is canceled due to inclement weather.

Brauchle can be reached by phone at 757-846-4361.

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