Flood watch is in effect here through Monday morning

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West
 Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina,
 Alleghany NC, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, and Wilkes. In Virginia,
 Amherst, Bedford, Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Giles,
 Grayson, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Smyth,
 Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia, Mercer.

* Through Monday morning

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected. The
 potential for over 2 inches of rain exists across the watch
 area. The heaviest rainfall is expected tonight through

* Excessive rainfall, combined with an already saturated ground,
 may lead to flooding along streams, creeks, rivers and in low
 lying areas.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.