Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 1:17 PM CST Feb. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heavy rains possible this evening through tonight...

* what... localized flash flooding a possibility. Forecast rainfall
amounts are not excessive, however the ground is completely
saturated from recent rains. Any further precipitation will go
almost exclusively to runoff, and as such could produce
localized flooding. This would include small stream flooding,
flooded roadways, and low lying areas.

* When... the heaviest rain will develop in southeast Tennessee
and southwest North Carolina this evening. Further north across
the northern Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Valley, and into
southwest Virginia, persistent light to moderate rainfall is
expected mainly tonight. Rain comes to an end by daybreak
Monday.

* Where... the heaviest rains are expected to develop this evening
into the overnight hours in far southeast Tennessee and
southwest North Carolina. Further north and west, persistent
light to moderate rainfall is expected to affect the northern
Cumberland Plateau, northern Tennessee Valley, and into
southwest Virginia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take quick action
if flooding is observed. Additionally, if you come to a closed or
flooded Road... turn around! Don't drown!


217 PM EST sun Feb 17 2019 /117 PM CST sun Feb 17 2019/

... Heavy rains possible this evening through tonight...

* what... localized flash flooding a possibility. Forecast rainfall
amounts are not excessive, however the ground is completely
saturated from recent rains. Any further precipitation will go
almost exclusively to runoff, and as such could produce
localized flooding. This would include small stream flooding,
flooded roadways, and low lying areas.

* When... the heaviest rain will develop in southeast Tennessee
and southwest North Carolina this evening. Further north across
the northern Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Valley, and into
southwest Virginia, persistent light to moderate rainfall is
expected mainly tonight. Rain comes to an end by daybreak
Monday.

* Where... the heaviest rains are expected to develop this evening
into the overnight hours in far southeast Tennessee and
southwest North Carolina. Further north and west, persistent
light to moderate rainfall is expected to affect the northern
Cumberland Plateau, northern Tennessee Valley, and into
southwest Virginia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take quick action
if flooding is observed. Additionally, if you come to a closed or
flooded Road... turn around! Don't drown!