Buncombe Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:39 PM EDT on April 18, 2015

...Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia...North Carolina and upstate South Carolina...including the following areas...in northeast Georgia...Franklin...Habersham...Hart...Rabun and Stephens. In North Carolina...Alexander...Avery...Buncombe...Burke mountains...Cabarrus...Caldwell mountains...Catawba... Cleveland...Davie...eastern McDowell...eastern Polk... Gaston...greater Burke...greater Caldwell...greater Rutherford...Henderson...Iredell...Lincoln...Macon...McDowell Mountains...Mecklenburg...Mitchell...Polk mountains...Rowan... Rutherford mountains...southern Jackson...Transylvania and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina...Anderson...Cherokee... greater Greenville...greater Oconee...greater Pickens... Greenville mountains...Oconee mountains...Pickens mountains... Spartanburg and York.

* Through Sunday evening.

* Moisture will increase across the region on Sunday associated with a passing warm front. In addition...an upper disturbance will slide through the region aiding enhancement of any showers and thunderstorms. Areas of heavy rainfall and potential flooding are likely with some locations seeing up to 2 to 4 inches of rainfall.

* Where heavy rain occurs...small streams will rise rapidly and possibly flood surrounding areas.

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.