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FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT (2018-05-31 15:11:56)

The Flash Flood Watch continues for a portion of northwest North Carolina, including Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga, through this evening.

The National Weather Service out of Blacksburg Virginia has a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect until 8 pm Thursday evening.

Abundant tropical moisture across the region will result in additional showers and thunderstorms developing by this afternoon. Rainfall totals could reach 1 to 2 inches in spots with high rainfall rates leading to flash flooding.

Flash flooding will be possible in areas of torrential rainfall.
Flash flooding of streams and creeks may develop very quickly under these circumstances. In addition, landslides will be possible especially near seeper slopes and in locations more prone to past landslide events.

 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

The Greenville- Spartanburg office has the Flash Flood Watch remaining in effect until 8 am Friday morning for Avery, Mitchell, Yancey and areas south.

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tonight could produce up to 1 inch of additional rainfall through Friday morning.

Due to heavy rainfall over the past two weeks and the very saturated ground, it will only take around an inch of rain to produce new flash flooding, or to exacerbate any ongoing flooding across the Blue Ridge areas.

Please monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

 



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