Heavy rainfall expected Thursday into Friday morning across much of central and eastern Virginia and northeast North Carolina.

Tropical Cyclone Michael is expected to cross the Carolinas then off the Mid Atlantic coast Thursday into Friday morning. Heavy
rain is expected to spread in from the southwest in advance of Michael during this period.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast North Carolina and Virginia, including Accomack and Northampton counties.

Heavy rain will spread into the region starting Thursday morning, continuing during Thursday and Thursday night, then
ending Friday morning. Storm total rainfall of 3 to 6 inches is expected in the watch area.

This rainfall could produce flash flooding, particularly in areas of poor drainage and near creeks, streams, and ditches. Street flooding is likely.

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.