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Flash Flood Watch In Effect in Watauga, Ashe and Wilkes Until Midnight, Strong Thunderstorms in Avery County

By Jesse Wood

May 7, 2013. The High Country isn’t out of the flooded woods just yet.

NOAA-logoThe National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch Tuesday afternoon that remains in effect until midnight.

North Carolina counties affected include Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga and Wilkes.

Combined with the current saturation, a slow moving showers and thunderstorms are developing across the mountains that have the potential to produce heavy rains and convert rainfall directly into runoff, according to the alert from the National Weather Service.

See entire Flash Flood Watch alert here:


As for Avery County, the NWS released a Special Weather Statement alerting of a strong thunderstorm that should affect Avery County until 3:30 p.m. 

Small hail, wind gusts up to 40 mph and torrential rain are expected with this storm that could cause scattered trees and power lines to fall.

See entire Special Weather Statement here: http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=NC124EFFBAD58C.SpecialWeatherStatement.124EFFBAFAA8NC.GSPSPSGSP.1609e240ddf7d3111595f2415745fd30

Also check out Raysweather.com, which is calling for rain into Wednesday.