Flash Flood Watch

Last Updated: 03:54 AM. Thursday, May 17, 2018 EDT

Until 08:00 AM. Friday, May 18, 2018

GAZ010-NCZ033-049-050-053-062>065-501-503-505-507-509-SCZ001>003- 171930- /O.NEW.KGSP.FF.A.0004.180517T0750Z-180518T1200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Rabun-Avery-Yancey-Mitchell-Buncombe-Macon-Southern Jackson- Transylvania-Henderson-Caldwell Mountains-Burke Mountains- McDowell Mountains-Rutherford Mountains-Polk Mountains- Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains- Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City, Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Patterson, Jonas Ridge, Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Lake Lure, Saluda, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head, Cleveland, and Marietta 350 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a * Flash Flood Watch 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 Friday morning * Conditions are favorable for heavy rain showers to pass through the same areas over and over again. 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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Forecast by

Meteorologist Brian Monahan