WILLIAMSBURG — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of eastern Virginia, including the Williamsburg area.
The watch begins at 4 p.m. and will last until 6 a.m. Sunday, according to the weather agency’s office in Wakefield.
Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and continue through the night. About 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall, with some areas receiving as much as 4 inches, forecasters said.
Rapid rises of creeks and streams as well as flash flooding of roadways and urban areas because of heavy downpours will be possible through the evening, the weather service said.