Weather Alert
Mercer County, WV
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 5/18/24 8:18 PM
End: 5/18/24 9:37 PM
Dur: 01:19
Canceled 5/18/24 9:37 PM

Flood Advisory issued May 18 at 8:18PM EDT until May 18 at 11:15PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg VA

* WHAT...
Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE...
Portions of Bland, Giles, and Tazewell counties in southwest Virginia and portions of Mercer, Monroe, and Summers counties in southeast West Virginia.

* WHEN...
Until 1115 PM EDT.

Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas along with water over roadways.

- At 815 PM EDT, emergency management reported minor flooding in portions of Mercer County due to heavy rain from thunderstorms. Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen.
- This includes the following streams and drainages...
Back Creek, Blue Lick Creek, Adair Run, Big Spring Branch, Beaver Branch, Big Branch, Bluestone River, and Blacklick Creek.
Additional rainfall amounts of up to one inch are expected over the area.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Bluefield... Princeton...
Pearisburg... Narrows...
Athens... Peterstown...

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