NWS Blacksburg Weather Briefing Sunday Sept. 16th

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NWS Blacksburg Weather Briefing Sunday Sept. 16th


The threat for significant and life-threatening flooding continues, especially across southwest VA and northwest NC late this afternoon through Monday early afternoon, due to Tropical Depression Florence.

    Key points:

  1. Significant, life-threatening flash flooding expected late this afternoon through early Monday afternoon that will close roads, create road/bridge washouts and potentially cause landslides in NW NC and SW VA.
  2. Potentially major river flooding possible for the Yadkin and Dan River basins, with flooding also possible along the Roanoke and New Rivers. This flooding could last into Wednesday, with structures potentially inundated.
  3. Isolated, brief tornadoes are possible today, overnight tonight and Monday, especially in the NC Piedmont and VA southside.
  4. Pockets of power outages are expected today with wind gusts 20-35 MPH in the higher elevations of SW VA and NW NC. Localized strong winds will be felt in bands of heavy rain through Monday.


Details can be found in the briefing here:



Please be aware that it may take a few minutes after initial posting for the video to render and to display in more detail. 


We plan to provide daily video briefings until further notice as well as additional email updates if necessary.   In the meantime, please continue to frequently monitor the latest from our web page, the National Hurricane Center, and the Weather Prediction Center for the latest updates on this potentially life-threatening situation.


.PNG format slides and a .PDF version of all the slides used in the video briefing can be found attached to this email.


www.weather.gov/blacksburg (including the Rivers and Lakes menu with forecasts of river levels…keep in mind that official river forecasts only include rainfall for the next 72 hrs so may not quite yet include the entire event)