Weather Service says Moore County should brace for severe weather on Tuesday

On Monday, water levels at Lynchburg’s Wiseman Park were already unusually high. More thunderstorms are forecast for Tuesday. {A Lynchburg Times Photo}

LOCAL NEWS — The Huntsville National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook notice on Monday afternoon for Moore County. Locals should anticipate widespread thunderstorms associated with a northward moving warm front. NWS says that severe thunderstorms with large hail and gusty winds are possible. A second set of storms that could bring tornado activity could happen in the evening hours.

On Monday morning, the Mulberry Creek and it’s tributaries were already straining their banks. Metro officials issued high water warnings for Winchester Highway, Dick McGee Road, Highway 129 near Booneville, and Main Street. •

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Weather Officials: 100% chance of rain in Lynchburg on Wednesday … here’s what you need to know

LOCAL NEWS — Moore County’s experienced 2-3 inches of rainfall over the past 48 hours according to the National Weather Service’s Huntsville office. The ground’s saturated and water levels are already near flood stage at most local water bodies. Here’s a run down of all the facts you need for Wednesday to be weather aware:

• Moore County will be under a Flash Flood Watch beginning around 4 p.m. on Wednesday and extending through Wednesday night. The watch also included parts of Franklin and Lincoln counties.

• Residents who live in low lying areas or poor drainage areas should have a plan. Local officials also warn drivers to avoid driving through standing water on the roads. Remember … turn around don’t drown.

• On Wednesday, storms could produce wind gusts as high a 35 mph. The ground’s already saturated, so the possibility of power outages due to down trees is high. To report a local outage, call the Lynchburg office at 931-759-7344. If the line is busy, do not call 9-1-1, simply hang up and try again. If you have Internet access through your mobile phone, you can view their outage map by clicking here.

Items to have on hand in case of an outage include a flashlight, batteries, a manual can opener, and a battery operated radio. Also, if someone in your home uses power operated medical equipment be sure to have a back up power source on hand. Also, always have a back up location planned in the case of an extended outage.

• Parts of Louse Creek Road between Spencer Ridge Road and Rick Garland Road remain closed due a mudslide with unstable hillside conditions. Until the ground dries, there isn’t much the local highway department can do. Locals should detour around the area.

Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for constant updates throughout the day. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}