Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1134 AM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...HEAVY RAIN THREAT TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY ACROSS THE EXTREME
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS AND THE UPPER SAVANNAH RIVER REGION...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PERSIST WEST OF THE APPALACHIANS
THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH DEEP MOISTURE REMAINING IN PLACE OVER THE
REGION. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL
DEVELOP EASTWARD FROM THIS SYSTEM ALONG A STALLED FRONT AND BRING
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS...NORTHEAST
GEORGIA...AND THE EXTREME WESTERN UPSTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. SOIL
CONDITIONS ARE ALREADY MOIST...AND ANY REPEATED ROUNDS OF HEAVY
SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SAME LOCATION COULD QUICKLY LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING THROUGH SUNDAY.

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RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-ELBERT-MADISON-SWAIN-
HAYWOOD-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-
OCONEE MOUNTAINS-GREATER OCONEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...PINE MOUNTAIN...
MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...BALDWIN...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...
TOCCOA...ROYSTON...LAVONIA...FRANKLIN SPRINGS...CANON...
HARTWELL...REED CREEK...ELBERTON...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...
HOT SPRINGS...BRYSON CITY...WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...
LAKE JUNALUSKA...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...SYLVA...FRANKLIN...
HIGHLANDS...CASHIERS...WALHALLA...WESTMINSTER...SENECA
1134 AM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND
  UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  NORTHEAST GEORGIA...ELBERT...FRANKLIN...HABERSHAM...HART...
  RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...GRAHAM...
  HAYWOOD...MACON...MADISON...NORTHERN JACKSON...SOUTHERN
  JACKSON AND SWAIN. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...GREATER OCONEE
  AND OCONEE MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
  WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY.
  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 2 OR 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE
  WATCH AREA...AND THIS RAINFALL WILL AFFECT LOCATIONS WHERE THE
  GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RECENT RAINFALL.

* RIVERS AND STREAMS IN THE SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
  AND THE UPPER SAVANNAH RIVER VALLEY WILL RISE WITH THE
  ANTICIPATED RAINFALL THROUGH SUNDAY. PERIODS OF TORRENTIAL
  DOWNPOURS WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS MAY CAUSE RAPID RISES ALONG
  STREAMS AND CREEKS...AND ASSOCIATED FLASH FLOODING.

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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