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Friday, May 18, 2018

Flash Flood Watch Continued Until 8:00 Tonight
Friday, May 18, 2018


The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Watch for our area until 8 pm tonight. The Flood Advisory for areas south of Highlands has also been extended until 8 pm this evening. A detailed weather briefing is available on the blog. [LINK]

The full text of the Flood Watch has been posted below for your convenience.


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
723 AM EDT Fri May 18 2018

...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE...

.Abundant subtropical moisture will remain over the area. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop along the Blue Ridge this morning and again this afternoon. Flash flooding will continue to be possible.


...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas,

in northeast Georgia, Rabun.

In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Henderson, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Southern Jackson, Transylvania, and Yancey.

In upstate South Carolina, Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains, and Pickens Mountains.

* through this evening

* Conditions are favorable for heavy rain showers to pass through the same areas repeatedly. This will saturate the ground and could cause flash flooding. Small streams and creeks may be overwhelmed and could rise out of their banks, flooding nearby lowlands.

* Roads may be closed due to high water. Some bridges or low-water crossings may be washed away.

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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Published at 8:10 am on May 18, 2018



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