US Weather Service: Flood watch for Buncombe, most of Appalachians

The U.S. Weather Services advises that the Asheville area, most of Western North Carolina, upstate South Carolina and much of the Appalachians is under a flood watch through tonight, Dec. 22. According to the Weather Channel, the Asheville area could receive 2 to 3 inches of rain.

..FLOOD WATCH TODAY AND TONIGHT…

.INCREASING MOISTURE AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL
SUPPORT HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS
OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA AND THE WESTERN CAROLINAS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS
BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH DAYBREAK
MONDAY.

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA…WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN
NORTHEAST GEORGIA…ELBERT…FRANKLIN…HABERSHAM…HART…
RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…AVERY…BURKE
MOUNTAINS…BUNCOMBE…CALDWELL MOUNTAINS…EASTERN MCDOWELL…
EASTERN POLK…GREATER BURKE…GREATER CALDWELL… GREATER
RUTHERFORD…HENDERSON…MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS…MACON…
MITCHELL…NORTHERN JACKSON…POLK MOUNTAINS…RUTHERFORD
MOUNTAINS…SOUTHERN JACKSON…TRANSYLVANIA AND YANCEY. IN
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA…ANDERSON…GREATER GREENVILLE…
GREATER OCONEE…GREATER PICKENS…GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS…
OCONEE MOUNTAINS…PICKENS MOUNTAINS AND SPARTANBURG.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* HEAVY RAINFALL BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* RISING STREAM AND CREEK LEVELS.
Instructions: 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.
Target Area:
Avery
Buncombe
Burke Mountains
Caldwell Mountains
Eastern McDowell
Eastern Polk
Greater Burke
Greater Caldwell
Greater Rutherford
Henderson
Macon
McDowell Mountains
Mitchell
Northern Jackson
Polk Mountains
Rutherford Mountains
Southern Jackson
Transylvania
Yancey


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