Watauga, Ashe Under Flash Flood Watch After Already Seeing Flooding
parts of the high country remain under a flash flood watch after already seeing some flooding over the weekend. According to the national weather service, a flash flood watch for Watauga Country will remain through 8pm this evening as a tropical airmass will combine with a cold front to produce widespread showers and thunderstorms in the viewing area. This will impact many of the areas hit with hard rainfall on Sunday which will increase the chance of flash flooding. Of those areas, Zionville seems to be the most affected, recieving 2.93 inches of rainfall yesterday, causing numerous roads to was out and several creeks to rise and overflow their banks. Fire crews and other authorities closed off a section of Old 421 at North Fork Road at Mabel United Methodist Church yesterday evening as the road flooded out due to the heavy rainfall. A flash flood watch is also in effect for Ashe County until 8pm. Officials want to remind you that 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.