The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including Patrick County, from noon Monday until 9 p.m. this evening.
Showers and thunderstorms may produce added rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts possible along the southern Blue Ridge. This rainfall will likely fall in a rather short period and given high rainfall rates, flash flooding may result.
The heavy rain may cause creeks and streams to leave their banks including rapid rises of flowing water in naturally low areas. Isolated land slides could also occur given the saturated soils.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.