Monday, December 4, 2023

Flash flood watch issued for Williamsburg area

National weather service flash flood watch graphic
(National Weather Service)

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.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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