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Possible hazardous weather could affect area this afternoon

Published 11:13am Thursday, June 13, 2013

WAKEFIELD—The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire area this afternoon and evening until 10 p.m.

A strong cold front will pass through the region and the primary threat will be damaging winds and large hail, with isolated tornadoes possible.

The Riverwalk at Barrett's Landing in Franklin remains flooded, which is attributed to last weekend's tropical storm Andrea. The National Weather Service reported Thursday that the Blackwater River above the city is at 12 feet 8 inches. The flood warning continues through Friday evening. -- Stephen Cowles | Tidewater News
The Riverwalk at Barrett’s Landing in Franklin remains flooded, which is attributed to last weekend’s tropical storm Andrea. The National Weather Service reported Thursday that the Blackwater River above the city is at 12 feet 8 inches. The flood warning continues through Friday evening. — Stephen Cowles | Tidewater News

Also a Flood Warning continues through tomorrow for the Chowan Basin including Sebrell and Franklin, as well as the Blackwater River above Franklin. Some minor flooding has occurred, and is expected to continue through tomorrow. A portion of Joyner’s Bridge Road is flooded.
According to the National Weather Service, at 9:45 a.m. today, the river stage was 12.8 feet and flood stage is 10.8 feet. It is expected to fall below flood stage by tomorrow-early afternoon.

Graphical forecast information is available on the Internet at www.weather.gov/akq. Click on the rivers and lakes AHPS link on the left-hand side of the menu.

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