Flood advisory posted
Published 3:50 pm Monday, July 30, 2018
A flood advisory is in effect through this afternoon for Western Tidewater, according to James Foster, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wakefield. This includes not only Franklin and Southampton County, but also Suffolk, Isle of Wight County and Surry.
As of 3:30 p.m., the advisory is in effect to 5:15.
Foster said the difference between an advisory and warning is in its scope, with flooding at a more minor stage. A warning means the flooding would tend to be potentially dangerous to life and property.
As for what’s ahead, he said “it looks like we’re in a pattern through much of the week in the region. There’s a chance for daily rainfall and into the weekend. I am hopeful we’ll see a pattern change next week with drier conditions.”