The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the James River at Bremo Bluff along the Fluvanna-Buckingham County border that goes into effect Thursday night.
The river is expected to go above flood stage overnight and into Friday, cresting at 22.5 Feet late Friday night. That's more than 3 feet above the 19-foot flood stage at Bremo Bluff.
Up to four inches of rain has fallen upriver from Bremo Bluff, mostly from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida and a coastal low. More rain is expected through the day on Thursday.
Minor flooding is expected in the area near the river. Drivers are warned not to drive through standing water as it may be much deeper than it appears.
See the warning details from the National Weather Service below.
Reported by: NBC29 HD News ________________________________________________________________________________________ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED RIVER S IN VIRGINIA... JAMES RIVER NEAR BREMO BLUFF AFFECTING BUCKINGHAM AND FLUVANNA COUNTIES FOR THE MIDDLE JAMES ...INCLUDING BREMO BLUFF...MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES FELL ACROSS PARTS OF THE UPPER JAMES RIVER BASIN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS WHICH WILL PUSH RIVER LEVELS UP ALONG THE MAINSTEM JAMES . AT THIS POINT THE ONLY FORECAST POINT EXPECTED TO REACH FLOOD STAGE IS BREMO BLUFF WHICH IS FORECAST TO CREST ABOVE ITS MINOR FLOOD STAGE OF 19 FEET LATE FRIDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS...THE WATER MAY BE MUCH DEEPER THAN YOU THINK. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS. VAC029-065-130407- /O.NEW.KRNK.FL.W.0015.091113T0928Z-000000T0000Z/ /BREV2.1.ER.091113T0928Z.091113T2200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 1107 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG VA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE JAMES RIVER NEAR BREMO BLUFF. FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA 1107 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009 ...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG VA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING