5-7-13 Flood Watch issued for area

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The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., has expanded the Flood Watch to include portions of Hampshire and eastern Mineral Counties as well as northwest Virginia and northeast West Virginia including Clarke and Frederick Counties in Virginia through this evening.

A slow moving low pressure system will cause moderate to locally heavy rainfall through this evening. Rainfall totals between two and three inches are expected across the watch area with locally higher amounts near the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Front.

Locally heavy rainfall may cause small streams and creeks to rise out of their banks overflowing low lying roads. Do not ever drive into flood waters.

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.


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