Flood Watch

Last Updated: 03:49 AM. Friday, Feb 09, 2018 EST

Until 07:00 AM. Sunday, Feb 11, 2018

GAZ010-017-NCZ051-052-058-059-062>064-092100- /O.NEW.KGSP.FA.A.0002.180210T1200Z-180212T0000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Rabun-Habersham-Swain-Haywood-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon- Southern Jackson-Transylvania- Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City, Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City, Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, and Little River 346 AM EST Fri Feb 9 2018 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia and western North Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast Georgia, Habersham and Rabun Counties. In western North Carolina, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania Counties. * From Saturday morning through Sunday evening * Abundant moisture arriving from the Gulf of Mexico will produce several rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall over the weekend. Rainfall totals will likely reach 2 to 3 inches across much of the southern Appalachians, with localized 3 to 5 inch amounts possible in southwesterly upslope preferred locations south of the Great Smoky mountains. * The moderate to heavy rain will fall on ground still moist from rainfall earlier in the week. Many rivers and streams are still running at elevated levels from the recent rainfall, and flooding will become increasingly likely Saturday night through Sunday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. && $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Katie Walls