Greater Burke Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:40 AM EDT on July 31, 2014

...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...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...Graham...Haywood... Henderson...McDowell Mountains...Macon...Madison...Mitchell... northern Jackson...Polk mountains...Rutherford mountains... southern Jackson...Swain...Transylvania and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina...Abbeville...Anderson...greater Greenville... greater Oconee...greater Pickens...Greenville mountains... Greenwood...Laurens...Oconee mountains...Pickens mountains and Spartanburg.

* Through Friday morning.

* Increasing moist southeast flow will support heavy precipitation across the warned area.

* Water levels are expected to rise in streams and creeks across the warned area. Poorly drained urban areas...and low lying areas near streams and creeks...will be especially vulnerable to flooding. Ponding of water on roads will be possible as well. The area from Anderson to Greenville in South Carolina will see the first impacts...as heavy rainfall has already occurred there.

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.