Flood advisory cancelled but more rain likely

Published 12:26 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service’s Wakefield Station for the city of Franklin and Southampton, Isle of Wight and Surry counties on Monday afternoon is no longer in effect. However, a chance of more heavy rainfall and flooding remains for the rest of this week, according to Alec Butner, an NWS meteorologist.

Another NWS meteorologist, James 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.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, NWS reports a 50-percent chance of showers and/or thunderstorms on Wednesday for the Franklin area. This will drop to a 30-percent chance overnight on Wednesday, going into Thursday. Thursday is also forecast to have a 40- to 50-percent chance of showers and/or thunderstorms. On Friday, there is a 60-percent chance of showers and a 30-percent chance of thunderstorms that evening.