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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Flash Flood Watch For Dorchester, Worcester, Somerset & Wicomico

FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 2PM EDT SUN

... FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND... NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... IN THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND... DORCHESTER... INLAND WORCESTER... MARYLAND BEACHES... SOMERSET AND WICOMICO. IN NORTH CAROLINA... BERTIE... CAMDEN... CHOWAN... GATES... HERTFORD... INLAND CURRITUCK... NORTHAMPTON NC... OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK... PASQUOTANK AND PERQUIMANS. IN VIRGINIA... ACCOMACK... CHESAPEAKE... GLOUCESTER... GREENSVILLE... HAMPTON/POQUOSON... ISLE OF WIGHT... JAMES CITY... LANCASTER... MATHEWS... MIDDLESEX... NEWPORT NEWS... NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH... NORTHAMPTON VA... NORTHUMBERLAND... SOUTHAMPTON... SUFFOLK... SURRY... SUSSEX... VIRGINIA BEACH AND YORK.

* UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA INTO EARLY THIS MORNING. RAIN WILL GRADUALLY LESSEN IN INTENSITY BY DAYBREAK THIS MORNING... BUT THERE WILL REMAIN A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ON AVERAGE ACROSS EASTERN VIRGINIA AND THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING. MANY ROADS WILL LIKELY REMAIN OR BECOME IMPASSABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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