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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
503 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

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503 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the mountains of northeast
Georgia, western North Carolina, and Upstate South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Gusty winds from the south will develop across the high elevations
of the southern Appalachians tonight. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph
will be possible, mainly on exposed peaks and ridge tops. A band of
heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorms is expected to move
into the mountains of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia
between midnight tonight and daybreak Friday. The primary threat
from these showers and storms will be from very heavy rainfall
leading to rapid water rises on small streams and in areas of poor
drainage. Localized flash flooding will be possible. In addition,
brief, damaging wind gusts cannot be ruled out.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Gusty south winds and the threat for localized flash flooding will
continue into Friday. The potential for localized damaging winds
associated with heavy rain showers and thunderstorms is expected to
increase a bit during the daylight hours Friday.


Spotters may need to forward reports of damaging winds or flooding to
our office on Friday.


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