Flash Flood Watch
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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
344 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT MAY PRODUCE FLOODING
ACROSS PARTS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA...

.A low pressure system approaching from the west today will be
accompanied by abundant moisture. Strong southeasterly winds
ahead of the system will wring out very heavy rainfall across the
eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and the adjacent
foothills through the day, possibly lingering through tonight. The
duration of the moderate to heavy rainfall may produce flooding
along streams, creeks, and main stem rivers within the Watch area.
Longer duration flooding along main stem rivers could linger into
mid-week.

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Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Elbert-Avery-Yancey-
Mitchell-Buncombe-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-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-Anderson-
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, Swiss, Burnsville,
Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park,
Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville, 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,
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, and Anderson
344 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The 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, Avery, Buncombe,
  Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Eastern
  Polk, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford,
  Henderson, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, Northern
  Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Southern
  Jackson, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
  Anderson, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens,
  Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains, Pickens Mountains, and
  Spartanburg.

* through Tuesday morning

* Abundant moisture ahead of a low pressure system slowly
  approaching from the west will yield heavy rainfall across the
  eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and adjacent
  foothill areas today through tonight. Rainfall totals of 3 to 4
  inches are expected in many of these locations, with localized
  4 to 6 inch amounts in the most upslope preferred areas of the
  eastern slopes of the mountains.

* Flooding may develop along streams, creeks, and main stem
  rivers. Flooding is most likely along the upper reaches of the
  French Broad River and its associated tributaries. Flooding will
  also be quite possible along the Saluda River in Upstate South
  Carolina as well as the Catawba River chain in the North
  Carolina foothills. Flooding from the heavy rainfall could
  linger into Tuesday or beyond, especially along any main stem
  rivers that flood.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Consider moving vehicles and other property from
known, flood-prone areas. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take quick action should flooding develop,
including fleeing to higher ground.

&&

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