With new weather graphics: Jefferson, Blount counties under tornado and flood watch

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As more heavy rain and thunderstorms pass through the area, a flash flood watch will remain in effect in parts of southeast Louisiana and southern MS until 6 a.m. Sunday (April 15), according to the National Weather Service.

The greatest area of concern is along the southeast shoreline of Leamington, between Wheatley and the tip of Point Pelee and the north and east sides of Pelee Island.

"Small streams and creeks, low-lying and poor drainage areas, and urban areas may see flooding problems develop as soon as Monday morning." the watch said.

The tornado watch was issued at 3:13 p.m. and remains in effect until 11 p.m. for 26 counties in Southwest and central Virginia.

A warning would mean that flooding is happening or imminent and residents in areas prone to floods should get to high ground immediately.

Additional rainfall of up to 1 inch is expected over parts of the area.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding, including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1-866-215-4324.

PEMA urged all drivers to avoid trying to travel on any flooded roads. "Water levels will remain elevated throughout next week".

The typical amount for this time of year is 8.86 inches.

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