Advisory: NWS-GSP has issued a Flood watch in effect from this evening through Monday morning

 

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of northeast Georgia, North
Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following
areas, in northeast Georgia, Franklin, Hart, and Stephens. In
North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains,
Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Greater
Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Henderson,
Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, Polk Mountains,
Rutherford Mountains, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Anderson, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens,
Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains, Pickens Mountains, and
Spartanburg.

* From this evening through Monday morning

* Abundant moisture arriving from the Gulf of Mexico will produceseveral rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall over the weekend.
Rainfall totals will likely reach 2 to 3 inches across much of the southern Appalachians and the adjacent foothills, with localized 4 inch amounts possible along the higher peaks and across the mountains of Upstate South Carolina.

* The moderate to heavy rain will fall on ground still moist from rainfall earlier in the week. Many rivers and streams are still running at elevated levels from the recent rainfall, and flooding will become increasingly likely later tonight through Sunday night.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible

Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.