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Flood watch issued for Dan River Region

Flood watch issued for Dan River Region

A Flash Flood Watch and a Flood Warning for the Cumberland River remain in effect for our southern counties.

Additionally, Flash Flood Watch for a portion of Middle Tennessee beginning at 3 a.m. Saturday through 4 a.m. Sunday.

Forecasters in Tulsa issued flood warnings for the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Chewey and Watts.

Firefighters in the communities of Iaeger and Bradshaw were looking at the Tug River after the McDowell County Office of Emergency Services was alerted that the waterway could be approaching flood stage, a McDowell County 911 dispatcher said after 7 p.m. The forecast says the heaviest rain will more in to the west Sunday night and spread east through the Triangle and down to the coast Monday and Monday night.

"There's no chance of it being canceled", he said.

The weather service said "the duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is expected to result in rises and potential flooding on area streams, while flooding also may be possible along some main stem rivers on Monday or Tuesday".

The flood watch included the Virginia counties of Bland, Giles, Wythe and Tazewell.

Grounds are expected to become saturated as periods of heavy rainfall move across the area, according to the NWS alert.

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