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Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Anderson; Campbell; Claiborne; Grainger; Hamblen; Hancock; Hawkins; Morgan; Scott; Sullivan; Union

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

...Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Will Continue Into Sunday... .Moderate to heavy rainfall continues to threaten as a slow moving warm front traverses the region amidst a very moist airmass. A cold front will move east tonight bringing additional period of moderate to heavy rainfall. All said, additional flooding is possible given already saturated ground and high stream flows. ...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in East Tennessee, Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Morgan, Northwest Carter, Northwest Greene, Scott TN, Southeast Carter, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington TN. In Southwest Virginia, Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wise.

* Through Sunday morning

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will overspread the region through early Sunday. Additional rainfall accumulation of around 1 to 2 inches is possible with localized amounts up to 3 inches.

* Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause significant stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and main stem river flooding. Potentially life threatening flooding is possible.

A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. Be alert for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed... and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a flood warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn around! Don`t drown!


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Bath; Bell; Breathitt; Clay; Elliott; Estill; Fleming; Floyd; Harlan; Jackson; Johnson; Knott; Knox; Laurel; Lee; Leslie; Letcher; Magoffin; Martin; McCreary; Menifee; Montgomery; Morgan; Owsley; Perry; Pike; Powell; Pulaski; Rockcastle; Rowan; Wayne; Whitley; Wolfe

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* the Kentucky counties of Bath, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Menifee, Montgomery, Powell, Rowan, Johnson, Martin, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne, Whitley, Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe.

* Through Sunday morning

* Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected this evening and overnight as a round of showers and thunderstorms moves across eastern Kentucky.

* With the ground already saturated, excessive rainfall could lead to flooding or flash flooding. River flooding will also become a larger concern. In addition, rock and mudslides can be anticipated.

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.


Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Bath; Breathitt; Clay; Elliott; Estill; Fleming; Floyd; Jackson; Johnson; Knott; Laurel; Lee; Leslie; Letcher; Magoffin; Martin; Menifee; Montgomery; Morgan; Owsley; Perry; Pike; Powell; Pulaski; Rockcastle; Rowan; Wolfe

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 AM to 7 PM EST Sunday.

* TIMING...Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* WINDS...West winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS...Due to the extremely wet ground, trees will be especially prone to being blown down. Any loose outdoor objects may be blown around.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 mph and/or gusts of 40 to 57 mph are expected, or are occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Bell; McCreary

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Wayne County in south central Kentucky... Laurel County in south central Kentucky... Bell County in southeastern Kentucky... Knox County in southeastern Kentucky... Pulaski County in south central Kentucky... McCreary County in south central Kentucky... Whitley County in south central Kentucky... Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1030 PM EST Saturday.

* At 1031 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between three quarters of an inch and an inch and an inch and a quarter. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks, and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Somerset, London, Monticello, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Pineville, Manchester, Middlesboro, Whitley City, Science Hill, Burnside and Cains Store.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Boone; Braxton; Cabell; Calhoun; Clay; Gilmer; Jackson; Kanawha; Lincoln; Logan; Mason; McDowell; Mingo; Northwest Fayette; Northwest Nicholas; Northwest Raleigh; Pleasants; Putnam; Ritchie; Roane; Southeast Fayette; Southeast Nicholas; Southeast Raleigh; Wayne; Wirt; Wood; Wyoming

NWS Charleston (West Virginia)

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 8 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 AM to 8 PM EST Sunday.

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Sunday into Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for more an hour, or wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph for any duration are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Boone; Cabell; Clay; Kanawha; Lincoln; Logan; Mason; McDowell; Mingo; Northwest Fayette; Northwest Nicholas; Northwest Raleigh; Putnam; Southeast Fayette; Southeast Nicholas; Southeast Raleigh; Wayne; Wyoming

NWS Charleston (West Virginia)

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Gallia, Jackson OH, and Lawrence OH. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Raleigh, Putnam, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Raleigh, Wayne, and Wyoming.

* Through Sunday morning

* A storm system is expected to impact the region through tonight with up to an inch of additional rainfall expected. With the already saturated ground, most of this rain will flow into streams and creeks and eventually into the rivers.

* Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas and roadways along streams, creeks and rivers is possible.

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.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Boyd; Carter

NWS Charleston (West Virginia)

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Gallia, Jackson OH, and Lawrence OH. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Raleigh, Putnam, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Raleigh, Wayne, and Wyoming.

* Through Sunday morning

* A storm system is expected to impact the region through tonight with up to an inch of additional rainfall expected. With the already saturated ground, most of this rain will flow into streams and creeks and eventually into the rivers.

* Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas and roadways along streams, creeks and rivers is possible.

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.


Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Boyd; Carter; Greenup; Lawrence

NWS Charleston (West Virginia)

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 8 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 AM to 8 PM EST Sunday.

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Sunday into Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for more an hour, or wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph for any duration are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Breathitt; Perry; Pike

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky... Letcher County in southeastern Kentucky... Leslie County in southeastern Kentucky... Perry County in southeastern Kentucky... Knott County in southeastern Kentucky... Central Floyd County in southeastern Kentucky... Southeastern Breathitt County in southeastern Kentucky... Pike County in southeastern Kentucky... East central Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1115 PM EST Saturday.

* AT 1111 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between a half and three quarters of an inch. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total up to an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Pikeville, Hazard, Whitesburg, Harlan, Hindman, Hyden, Letcher, Estill, Bath, Cumberland, Jenkins and Coal Run Village.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Buchanan

NWS Charleston (West Virginia)

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Gallia, Jackson OH, and Lawrence OH. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Raleigh, Putnam, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Raleigh, Wayne, and Wyoming.

* Through Sunday morning

* A storm system is expected to impact the region through tonight with up to an inch of additional rainfall expected. With the already saturated ground, most of this rain will flow into streams and creeks and eventually into the rivers.

* Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas and roadways along streams, creeks and rivers is possible.

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.


Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Buchanan; Dickenson

NWS Charleston (West Virginia)

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 8 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 AM to 8 PM EST Sunday.

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Sunday into Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for more an hour, or wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph for any duration are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Campbell

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Morgan County in east Tennessee... Anderson County in east Tennessee... Jefferson County in east Tennessee... Campbell County in east Tennessee... Grainger County in east Tennessee... Union County in east Tennessee... Scott County in east Tennessee...

* Until 415 PM EST.

* At 115 PM EST, emergency dispatch reports continued flooding across the warned area. Up to two to three inches of rain have already fallen with an additional inch of rain possible over the next two hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Oak Ridge, Morristown, Clinton, Jefferson City, La Follette, Oneida, Dandridge, Maynardville, Rutledge, Wartburg, Oliver Springs, Bean Station, White Pine, Plainview, Jacksboro, New Market, Huntsville, Baneberry, Helenwood and Harriman.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Claiborne

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Hawkins County in east Tennessee... Claiborne County in east Tennessee... Hancock County in east Tennessee... Hamblen County in east Tennessee...

* Until 415 PM EST.

* At 208 PM EST, Broadcast media and emergency dispatch report flooding across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen across portions of the area with an additional half- inch possible over the next couple of hours. Water will be slow to recede even after the rainfall ends.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Kingsport, Morristown, Rogersville, Sneedville, New Tazewell, Bean Station, Tazewell, White Pine, Surgoinsville, Russellville, Harrogate, Church Hill, Mount Carmel, Bulls Gap, Lone Mountain, Howard Quarter, Panther Creek State Park, Arthur, McCloud and Treadway.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Claiborne; Grainger; Hancock

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers ... Clinch River At Cleveland VA affecting Russell and Scott Counties Clinch River Near Speers Ferry VA affecting Grainger...Hancock and Scott Counties Clinch River Above Tazewell TN affecting Claiborne...Grainger and Hancock Counties .Heavy rain has resulted in higher forecast crests on the Clinch. ...Flood Warning extended until Tuesday evening...The Flood Warning continues for The Clinch River Above Tazewell TN.

* From this afternoon until Tuesday evening.

* At 09:00 AM Saturday the stage was 11.9 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage today and continue to rise to near 15.5 feet by Monday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon.

* At 16.0 feet...Extensive flooding of pasture land around Grissom Island occurs. The city of Tazewell, Tennessee is not affected by flooding of the Clinch River. &&

Most deaths in floods occur in automobiles. If you come to a closed or flooded road, Turn Around! Don`t Drown! For more details, stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial television or radio stations that carry weather information.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Claiborne; Hancock

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers ... Powell River Near Arthur TN affecting Claiborne and Hancock Counties .Heavy rain has resulted in higher forecast crests on the Clinch. ...Flood Warning extended until late Monday night...The Flood Warning continues for The Powell River Near Arthur TN.

* From tonight until late Monday night.

* At 09:15 AM Saturday the stage was 13.7 feet.

* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise to near 21.5 feet by early Monday morning. The river will fall below flood stage during Monday night.

* At 20.0 feet...Water covers roads along both banks of the river. &&

Most deaths in floods occur in automobiles. If you come to a closed or flooded road, Turn Around! Don`t Drown! For more details, stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial television or radio stations that carry weather information.


Flood Advisory

Areas Affected: Clay

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

...The National Weather Service in Jackson Kentucky has issued a Flood Advisory for the following rivers in Kentucky... The South Fork Kentucky River at Oneida The National Weather Service in Jackson Kentucky has issued a

* Flood Advisory for The South Fork Kentucky River at Oneida.

* until late Sunday night.

* At 3 PM Saturday the stage was 22.5 feet.

* Bankfull stage is 20.0 feet.

* Flood stage is 29.0 feet.

* Forecast...The river will rise to near 27.2 feet by late tonight.

* At 27.5 feet...Water covers Route 66 at the end of Mulberry Street. &&

Continue to monitor NOAA weather radio or your favorite local media outlet for additional information. If you are in areas affected by this forecast take necessary precautions. The next update will be issued by 11 pm.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Dickenson

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Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Estill

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Kentucky... The South Fork Kentucky River at Booneville The Kentucky River at Heidelberg The Kentucky River near Ravenna The Flood Warning continues for The Kentucky River near Ravenna.

* at 11:15 AM Saturday the stage was 20.9 feet.

* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to rise to near 29.7 feet by Monday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon.

* At 29.0 feet...Several roads are flooded in and around the Ravenna area. &&

Continue to monitor NOAA weather radio or your favorite local media outlet for additional information. If you are in areas affected by this forecast take necessary precautions. The next update will be issued by 5 pm. A Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or is imminent.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Floyd

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky... Letcher County in southeastern Kentucky... Leslie County in southeastern Kentucky... Perry County in southeastern Kentucky... Knott County in southeastern Kentucky... Central Floyd County in southeastern Kentucky... Southeastern Breathitt County in southeastern Kentucky... Pike County in southeastern Kentucky... East central Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1115 PM EST Saturday.

* AT 1111 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between a half and three quarters of an inch. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total up to an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Pikeville, Hazard, Whitesburg, Harlan, Hindman, Hyden, Letcher, Estill, Bath, Cumberland, Jenkins and Coal Run Village.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Harlan

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky... Letcher County in southeastern Kentucky... Leslie County in southeastern Kentucky... Perry County in southeastern Kentucky... Knott County in southeastern Kentucky... Central Floyd County in southeastern Kentucky... Southeastern Breathitt County in southeastern Kentucky... Pike County in southeastern Kentucky... East central Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1115 PM EST Saturday.

* AT 1111 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between a half and three quarters of an inch. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total up to an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Pikeville, Hazard, Whitesburg, Harlan, Hindman, Hyden, Letcher, Estill, Bath, Cumberland, Jenkins and Coal Run Village.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Knott

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky... Letcher County in southeastern Kentucky... Leslie County in southeastern Kentucky... Perry County in southeastern Kentucky... Knott County in southeastern Kentucky... Central Floyd County in southeastern Kentucky... Southeastern Breathitt County in southeastern Kentucky... Pike County in southeastern Kentucky... East central Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1115 PM EST Saturday.

* AT 1111 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between a half and three quarters of an inch. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total up to an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Pikeville, Hazard, Whitesburg, Harlan, Hindman, Hyden, Letcher, Estill, Bath, Cumberland, Jenkins and Coal Run Village.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Knox

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Kentucky... The Cumberland River at Barbourville The Flood Warning continues for The Cumberland River at Barbourville.

* at 10:30 AM Saturday the stage was 24.2 feet.

* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise to near 32.9 feet by Sunday evening. The river will fall below flood stage by Monday evening.

* At 32.5 feet...Manchester Street and Miller Road east of US 25 E are flooded. &&

Continue to monitor NOAA weather radio or your favorite local media outlet for additional information. If you are in areas affected by this forecast take necessary precautions. The next update will be issued by 5 pm. A Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or is imminent.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Knox; Laurel

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Wayne County in south central Kentucky... Laurel County in south central Kentucky... Bell County in southeastern Kentucky... Knox County in southeastern Kentucky... Pulaski County in south central Kentucky... McCreary County in south central Kentucky... Whitley County in south central Kentucky... Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1030 PM EST Saturday.

* At 1031 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between three quarters of an inch and an inch and an inch and a quarter. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks, and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Somerset, London, Monticello, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Pineville, Manchester, Middlesboro, Whitley City, Science Hill, Burnside and Cains Store.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Lawrence

NWS Charleston (West Virginia)

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Gallia, Jackson OH, and Lawrence OH. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Raleigh, Putnam, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Raleigh, Wayne, and Wyoming.

* Through Sunday morning

* A storm system is expected to impact the region through tonight with up to an inch of additional rainfall expected. With the already saturated ground, most of this rain will flow into streams and creeks and eventually into the rivers.

* Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas and roadways along streams, creeks and rivers is possible.

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.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Lee

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

...The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers ... Powell River Near Jonesville VA affecting Hancock and Lee Counties .Heavy rainfall will result in river flooding. The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Powell River Near Jonesville VA.

* From late tonight until Sunday evening.

* At 09:45 AM Saturday the stage was 8.5 feet and rising.

* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by early Sunday and continue to rise to near 19.5 feet during Sunday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Sunday afternoon.

* At 20.0 feet...Low lying sections of Routes 641 and 783 are affected and some private driveways are flooded. &&

Most deaths in floods occur in automobiles. If you come to a closed or flooded road, Turn Around! Don`t Drown! For more details, stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial television or radio stations that carry weather information.


Flood Advisory

Areas Affected: Lee

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flood Advisory for... Russell County in southwestern Virginia... Lee County in southwestern Virginia... The City of Norton in southwestern Virginia... Wise County in southwestern Virginia...

* Until 600 PM EST.

* At 259 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain causing minor flooding in the advisory area. An additional half- inch of rain is possible over the next couple hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Norton, Lebanon, Wise, Jonesville, Big Stone Gap, Pennington Gap, Cleveland Va, Coeburn, Appalachia, Honaker, Pound, St. Paul, St. Charles, Rosedale, Dryden, Rose Hill, Pardee, Dye, Ewing and Collingwood.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Lee

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Kentucky... The South Fork Kentucky River at Booneville The Kentucky River at Heidelberg The Kentucky River near Ravenna The Flood Warning continues for The Kentucky River at Heidelberg.

* at 10:45 AM Saturday the stage was 18.1 feet.

* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise to near 22.4 feet by tomorrow evening. The river will fall below flood stage by early Tuesday morning.

* At 20.0 feet, low lying areas flood. &&

Continue to monitor NOAA weather radio or your favorite local media outlet for additional information. If you are in areas affected by this forecast take necessary precautions. The next update will be issued by 5 pm. A Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or is imminent.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Lee; Wise

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Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Leslie; Letcher

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky... Letcher County in southeastern Kentucky... Leslie County in southeastern Kentucky... Perry County in southeastern Kentucky... Knott County in southeastern Kentucky... Central Floyd County in southeastern Kentucky... Southeastern Breathitt County in southeastern Kentucky... Pike County in southeastern Kentucky... East central Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1115 PM EST Saturday.

* AT 1111 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between a half and three quarters of an inch. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total up to an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Pikeville, Hazard, Whitesburg, Harlan, Hindman, Hyden, Letcher, Estill, Bath, Cumberland, Jenkins and Coal Run Village.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Russell; Washington; Wise

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

...High Winds Across the Mountains of East Tennessee and Southwest Virgina Tonight and Sunday... .Strong winds ahead of and behind a cold front will yield strong and potentially damaging winds across the higher elevations of the Southern Appalachians tonight through Sunday. ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 AM to 7 PM EST Sunday.

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TIMING...7 AM Sunday through 7 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 26 to 39 mph and/or gusts of 40 to 57 mph are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Wayne

NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

The National Weather Service in JACKSON KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Wayne County in south central Kentucky... Laurel County in south central Kentucky... Bell County in southeastern Kentucky... Knox County in southeastern Kentucky... Pulaski County in south central Kentucky... McCreary County in south central Kentucky... Whitley County in south central Kentucky... Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...

* Until 1030 PM EST Saturday.

* At 1031 AM EST, rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours have averaged between three quarters of an inch and an inch and an inch and a quarter. Rainfall amounts through 4 pm could total an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff will cause flooding along creeks, and streams, roads, and roadside culverts. Additionally, rock and mudslides will become more likely through this afternoon.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Somerset, London, Monticello, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Pineville, Manchester, Middlesboro, Whitley City, Science Hill, Burnside and Cains Store.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.


Flood Advisory

Areas Affected: Wise

NWS Knoxville (Eastern Tennessee)

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a

* Flood Advisory for... Russell County in southwestern Virginia... Lee County in southwestern Virginia... The City of Norton in southwestern Virginia... Wise County in southwestern Virginia...

* Until 600 PM EST.

* At 259 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain causing minor flooding in the advisory area. An additional half- inch of rain is possible over the next couple hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Norton, Lebanon, Wise, Jonesville, Big Stone Gap, Pennington Gap, Cleveland Va, Coeburn, Appalachia, Honaker, Pound, St. Paul, St. Charles, Rosedale, Dryden, Rose Hill, Pardee, Dye, Ewing and Collingwood.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.