...Heavy Rainfall Possible This Afternoon and Evening... .A strong cold front will approach the area from the west this afternoon and pass across the region tonight. Deep moisture ahead of this boundary will lead to bands of showers and heavier thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening. The potential exists for 1 to 3 inches of rainfall with locally higher totals from the Blue Ridge foothills westward into southeast West Virginia. Stokes-Rockingham-Giles-Pulaski-Montgomery-Floyd-Craig-Roanoke- Patrick-Franklin-Henry- Including the cities of Danbury, Eden, Pearisburg, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Floyd, New Castle, Roanoke, Salem, Stuart, Rocky Mount, and Martinsville ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of north central North Carolina and Virginia, including the following areas, in north central North Carolina, Rockingham and Stokes. In Virginia, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke. * Until midnight EDT tonight * Bands of showers and thunderstorms could produce 1 to 3 inches of rain, with locally higher totals along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge. * Excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding in urban areas such as Roanoke and Martinsville, and along creeks, streams and low lying areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Remember...TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN! You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.