January 4th Flood Watch

CLARKESVILLE - Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall late tonight through Friday combined with already saturated soils and elevated water levels will likely lead to flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2.5 inches, isolated 3 inches, are likely across the southern Blue Ridge.

Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will result in flooding of low-lying areas adjacent to streams including farmland, parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely along  the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. These actions typically include moving to higher ground if flooding is imminent, and moving belongings to higher ground well before flooding develops in normally flood-prone areas.