Flooding A Concern into Tuesday Night

Flooding of a low water bridge off of Doe Run in Franklin County. Courtesy: Jay Smith.

Franklin Co, VA - Rainfall totals have been adding up throughout the day Tuesday, and many areas have already had one to three inches of rain. Another one to three inches of rain is possible tonight, making the situation worse.

Despite the drought, the ground simply can only handle so much water over a given amount of time.

Flood watches are out across the Roanoke and New River Valleys into Wednesday Morning, but Flood and Flash Flood Warnings, which are more serious, are possible as streams and creeks overflow their banks.

Rain, heavy at times, is expected throughout Tuesday Night. You can check out the latest ABC 13 Radar HERE.

Already some of you are seeing flooding of low spots and poor-drainage areas.

Remember: Never drive across a flooded roadway.

ABC 13 Chief Meteorologist Sean Sublette is manning our weather center and will keep you posted on air and online at .