Flooding, Thunderstorms Possible Monday, Heavy Rain Expected

Monday will bring rain with the potential for heavy downpours around our area.

Forecast

We could see a swath of one to three inches of rain through Monday evening with the southwestern mountains of NC along with the SC and Georgia mountains being the most likely to be at the higher end of those totals.

A warm front lifts northward across the area on Monday, as a cold front moves through Monday evening.

With all of these boundaries around, some t-storms will be possible.

The energy is there in the atmosphere for strong to severe storms Monday afternoon, if we can get warm enough to give fuel to those storms. The longer we stay in solid rain, the less chance there is for that to happen. But the chance is there, especially south and east of the I-85 corridor; this is something we’ll have to watch closely tomorrow.

Lingering low pressure behind the front will bring another chance for showers into the area Tuesday night…perhaps getting into the NC mountains before the end of the afternoon.

Drier and warmer conditions will push in later this week.

Severe Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the French Broad River in Henderson and Transylvania counties. A Flood Watch is also in effect for northern Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties in South Carolina and Transylvania, Swain, Jackson, Macon, Henderson and Graham counties in western North Carolina.

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