- Hydrologic Outlook for Lee County, Virginia
- Hydrologic Outlook issued September 14 at 1:30PM EDT by NWS
- Effective: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
- Expires: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9 a.m.
...Threat of Flooding Due to Hurricane Florence Continues...
The latest forecast track for Hurricane Florence from the
National Hurricane Center shows the storm slowly moving from near
Wilmington North Carolina today to near Greenville South Carolina
by Sunday morning. The remains will then move across the
Appalachian mountains and into east Tennessee and southwest
Virginia through Monday morning.
This track has the potential to produce between four and eight
inches of rainfall over portions of the mountains of western
North Carolina. That could potentially result in flooding along
rivers draining out of western North Carolina into east Tennessee,
such as the French Broad, Pigeon, Hiwassee, Little Tennessee, and
If current precipitation forecasts hold, the current river
forecast for the French Broad River at Newport calls for a crest
at 11.0 feet during early Tuesday morning. Flood stage is 10 feet.
Three to five inches of rain are also possible near the headwaters
of the Watauga, Holston, and Clinch Rivers of far northeast
Tennessee and southwest Virginia, which could produce sharp
rises on them.
Keep informed of the latest track of Hurricane Florence, and
updated river stage forecasts, as this flood threat continues.