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Flash Flood Watch -- Richmond, VA

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I just wanted to let everyone know that RIchmond, VA is under a flash flood watch till Friday evening.  Come on Ernesto!

Flash Flood Watch

/O.CON.KAKQ.FF.A.0003.000000T0000Z- 060902T0000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z. 000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ NORTHAMPTON NC-HERTFORD-GATES- PASQUOTANK-CAMDEN-INLAND CURRITUCK- BERTIE-CHOWAN-PERQUIMANS-OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-PRINCE EDWARD- CUMBERLAND- MECKLENBURG-LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA- POWHATAN- CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO- BRUNSWICK-DINWIDDIE-PRINCE GEORGE- CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER- MATHEWS-GREENSVILLE-SUSSEX-SURRY- JAMES CITY-YORK-SOUTHAMPTON-ISLE OF WIGHT-NEWPORT NEWS/HAMPTON- NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH-SUFFOLK-CHESAPEAKE- VIRGINIA BEACH- NORTHAMPTON VA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF... MARGARETTSVILLE...AHOSKIE... ELIZABETH CITY...EDENTON...COROLLA...FARMVILLE... SOUTH HILL... CREWE...COLONIAL HEIGHTS...RICHMOND...LAWRENCEVILLE... PETERSBURG...HOPEWELL...EMPORIA... WAKEFIELD...WILLIAMSBURG... POQUOSON... FRANKLIN...NEWPORT NEWS...HAMPTON... EASTVILLE 1257 PM EDT THU AUG 31 2006

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...CENTRAL VIRGINIA...EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...BERTIE... CAMDEN...CHOWAN...GATES... HERTFORD... INLAND CURRITUCK... NORTHAMPTON NC...OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK... PASQUOTANK AND PERQUIMANS IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA... AMELIA... CUMBERLAND...HENRICO... POWHATAN AND PRINCE EDWARD IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...CHARLES CITY... GLOUCESTER...MATHEWS AND NEW KENT IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA... BRUNSWICK...CHESTERFIELD... DINWIDDIE...LUNENBURG...MECKLENBURG... NOTTOWAY AND PRINCE GEORGE IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...CHESAPEAKE... GREENSVILLE...ISLE OF WIGHT...JAMES CITY...NEWPORT NEWS/HAMPTON... NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH...NORTHAMPTON VA... SOUTHAMPTON...SUFFOLK... SURRY... SUSSEX...VIRGINIA BEACH AND YORK.

* THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL NEAR THE BORDER OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA BETWEEN 8 PM AND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE REMNANTS WILL THEN LIFT NORTHWARD TOWARD THE MID ATLANTIC REGION OVERNIGHT...AND WILL PUSH THROUGH SOUTHERN VIRGINIA FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACCOMPANIED BY VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD DURING THE EVENING HOURS...AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BEFORE THE RAIN TAPERS OFF FRIDAY EVENING. THIS WILL BRING STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS SINCE WEDNESDAY TO 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 14 INCHES.

* RAPID RISES OF CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS IN AREAS WHERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP. FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW-LYING AREAS ON ROADWAYS CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED...MAKING DRIVING EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.

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.