Remains of Tropical Storm Sally Have Potential for Heavy Thrusday and Friday, Flood Watch Issued

Flash Flood Watch

National Weather Service Wakefield VA, 351 AM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020

...Moderate to heavy rainfall expected late Thursday through much of Friday...

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351 AM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020


The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a

  • * Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast North Carolina and  Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast North  Carolina, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Eastern Currituck, Gates,  Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Western  Currituck. In Virginia, Brunswick, Chesapeake, Greensville, Hampton/Poquoson, Isle of Wight, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg,   Newport News, Norfolk/Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, and York.
  • * From Thursday afternoon through Friday evening
  • * Rain will overspread the area Thursday afternoon as the moisture  from Tropical Cyclone Sally merges with a slow moving frontal boundary. The rain will become heavy at times Thursday night before slowly tapering off to light rain Friday. 3 to 5 inches of rain will be likely with locally higher amounts near the North Carolina - Virginia border. The runoff from this much rainfall will likely result in localized flash flooding.
  • * Potential impacts include rapid rises of water, flooded roads, and flooding of structures in low lying areas near streams.


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.

Hazardous Weather Outlook, National Weather Service Wakefield VA, 410 AM EDT Wed Sep 16 2020

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast North Carolina, south central Virginia and southeast Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flash Flood Watch.

The remnants of tropical cyclone Sally will bring the potential for heavy rain to the region late Thursday through Friday. Flash flooding will be possible.