Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
315 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING
This Afternoon AND TONIGHT...

.Showers and thunderstorms will increase across the area again
this afternoon ahead of a strong upper system. Heavy rain within
these thunderstorms will fall on areas already saturated from
recent heavy rainfall, which will create the potential for flash
flooding along smaller creeks and streams, as well as in the
headwaters of some mainstem rivers.

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Catawba-Rowan-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-
Cabarrus-Union-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-
Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-
Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-Anderson-Abbeville-
Laurens-Chester-Greenwood-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Elberton, Fortsonia, Middleton,
Ruckersville, Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem, Ellendale,
Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point, Statesville,
Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville, Advance, Faust,
Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck,
Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Newfound Gap,
Alarka, Almond, Bryson City, Luada, Smokemont, Wesser,
Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek,
Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens,
Salisbury, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva,
Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands,
Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River,
Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah,
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, Spindale, 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
315 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
  South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
  Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
  Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
  Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
  Davie, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, Greater
  Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Haywood,
  Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell
  Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Northern Jackson, Polk
  Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford Mountains, Southern Jackson,
  Swain, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. 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.

* until 10 PM EDT this evening

* Showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall will
  cross the area this afternoon and evening. Rainfall of 1 to 2
  inches, with locally higher amounts up to 4 inches will be
  possible in the stronger thunderstorms.

* Due to the widespread rain that has fallen over much of this
  area since the past 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. Main stem rivers and their
  associated tributaries will also rise gradually, and some
  minor flooding will be possible along these streams.

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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