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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:03 AM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Virginia and western
Virginia, including the following areas, in central Virginia,
central Virginia Blue Ridge and Nelson. In western Virginia,
Augusta, eastern Highland, and western Highland.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* rain will overspread the area late this afternoon and evening.
The heaviest rain is expected overnight into early Thursday
morning. Total rainfall amounts around 1 to 1.5 inches are
expected with locally higher amounts around 2 inches possible.

* Excess runoff from a nearly frozen ground and saturated soils
will cause the potential for streams and creeks to rise out of
their banks as well as potential flooding in low lying urban
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.





Special Statement
Issued: 4:21 AM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Light freezing rain or freezing drizzle possible this morning
across portions of northern and central Virginia...

Areas of light rain and drizzle are possible this morning across
northern and central Virginia, including interstates 81, 64 and
the Charlottesville area. Temperatures will be near freezing
through this morning and pavement temperatures remain cold due to
the recent cold air in place. Therefore, rain may freeze on some
surfaces. The best chance for rain to freeze on surfaces will be
between 8 am and noon.

If you plan on commuting this morning, be aware of the potential
for travel disruptions and slippery spots. Plan ahead by allowing
for extra travel time.

Stay tuned for future updates and the potential for winter
weather advisories to be issued later this morning.


421 am EST Wed Jan 23 2019

... Light freezing rain or freezing drizzle possible this morning
across portions of northern and central Virginia...

Areas of light rain and drizzle are possible this morning across
northern and central Virginia, including interstates 81, 64 and
the Charlottesville area. Temperatures will be near freezing
through this morning and pavement temperatures remain cold due to
the recent cold air in place. Therefore, rain may freeze on some
surfaces. The best chance for rain to freeze on surfaces will be
between 8 am and noon.

If you plan on commuting this morning, be aware of the potential
for travel disruptions and slippery spots. Plan ahead by allowing
for extra travel time.

Stay tuned for future updates and the potential for winter
weather advisories to be issued later this morning.



Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:03 AM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Virginia and western
Virginia, including the following areas, in central Virginia,
central Virginia Blue Ridge and Nelson. In western Virginia,
Augusta, eastern Highland, and western Highland.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* rain will overspread the area late this afternoon and evening.
The heaviest rain is expected overnight into early Thursday
morning. Total rainfall amounts around 1 to 1.5 inches are
expected with locally higher amounts around 2 inches possible.

* Excess runoff from a nearly frozen ground and saturated soils
will cause the potential for streams and creeks to rise out of
their banks as well as potential flooding in low lying urban
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.