Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1030 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...HEAVY RAINFALL EARLY MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT MAY PRODUCE
FLOODING ACROSS PARTS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST
GEORGIA...

.A low pressure system approaching from the west 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 early Monday morning and possibly lingering through
Monday night. The duration of 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
1030 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 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 through at least Monday night. 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, especially through the day on Monday. Flooding is most
  likely along the upper reaches of the French Broad River and
  associated tributaries. This Flood Watch may need to be expanded
  into adjacent piedmont areas if rainfall amounts end up higher
  in those locations. Additionally, 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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