- Written by Steve Frank
Theres a flash flood warning issued for the area, specifically Watauga and Ashe Counties. The National Weather Service says the area has already received over two inches of rain overnight, and is predicted to receive another two before the slow-moving storms clear the area. The frontal system has moved across the central country, stretching from the center of the low pressure over the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, drawing an amazing amount of moisture, dumped by storms that are travelling south to north inside the system as it creeps eastward. Predictions are for our area to be out of the worst of the storms by mid day, but by that time we could see streams and rivers overflowing, water ponding on roads and trees down, some reports of trees down in the early morning hours today.