Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Elbert
  • Franklin
  • Stephens
  • Abbeville
  • Anderson
  • Oconee
  • Pickens
  • Greenwood
  • Laurens
  • Greenville
  • Spartanburg
  • Union
  • Cherokee
  • Polk
  • Henderson
  • Transylvania

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Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-
Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-
Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-Anderson-Abbeville-
Laurens-Union-Chester-Greenwood-
Including the cities of Boydville, Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth,
Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon, Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek,
Elberton, Fortsonia, Middleton, Ruckersville, Brevard,
Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana,
East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus,
Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Westminster,
Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head, Cleveland,
Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson,
Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville,
Berea, Spartanburg, Gaffney, Catawba, Rock Hill, Anderson,
Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Laurens, Clinton, Union, Monarch Mills,
Blackstock, Chester, Cornwell, Great Falls, Ware Shoals,
and Ninety Six
325 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Stephens. In
western North Carolina, Eastern Polk, Henderson, Polk
Mountains, and Transylvania. In upstate South Carolina,
Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Greater Greenville,
Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains,
Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee Mountains, Pickens Mountains,
Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* through late tonight

* Multiple waves of showers and thunderstorms are expected to
impact the Piedmont and foothills of the western Carolinas and
northeast Georgia today. Additional rainfall amounts are
expected to range from 2 to 3 inches. However, scattered to
numerous thunderstorms throughout the period will likely result
in local amounts that are much higher.

* Due to the widespread rain that fell over much of this area
this weekend, the ground is near saturation, and stream levels
are already running above normal. It will not take much
additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along smaller
creeks and streams, as well as the headwaters of some main
stem rivers. Main stem rivers and their larger tributaries
will also rise gradually, and some minor flooding will be
possible along these streams by mid-week.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Rutherford
  • McDowell

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Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-
Including the cities of Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville,
Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point, Statesville, Mooresville,
Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville, Advance, Hickory, Newton,
St. Stephens, Salisbury, Shelby, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton,
Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Concord,
Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington, Patterson,
Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge,
Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill,
Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood,
Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, and Spindale
325 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has
expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of piedmont North
Carolina and western North Carolina, including the following
areas, in piedmont North Carolina, Alexander, Cabarrus,
Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln,
Mecklenburg, Rowan, and Union. In western North Carolina,
Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Greater
Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, McDowell
Mountains, and Rutherford Mountains.

* through late tonight

* Multiple waves of showers and thunderstorms are expected to
impact the Piedmont and foothills of the western Carolinas and
northeast Georgia today. Additional rainfall amounts are
expected to range from 2 to 3 inches. However, scattered to
numerous thunderstorms throughout the period will likely result
in local amounts that are much higher.

* Due to the widespread rain that fell over much of this area
this weekend, the ground is near saturation, and stream levels
are already running above normal. It will not take much
additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along smaller
creeks and streams, as well as the headwaters of some main
stem rivers. Main stem rivers and their larger tributaries
will also rise gradually, and some minor flooding will be
possible along these streams by mid-week.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

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Here are the latest weather warnings for Upstate SC, Western NC and NE Georgia.