The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Sunday across the foothills and western piedmont as a cold front moves into the area late this morning.
As the line of showers and storms moves out of the mountains, the front is expected to slow down slightly, allowing for training of showers and storms. This could lead to some areas receiving 2-3 inches of rain very quickly, which may result in flash flooding.
The flash flood watch expires this evening.
Below is the flash flood watch text from the National Weather Service.
…HEAVY RAIN WITH POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING TODAY…
.A strong cold front will push through the area today, with
strong storms expected to develop along and ahead of the front.
Torrential downpours are expected, and flash flooding will be
possible across portions of the western Carolinas and northeast
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North
Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following
areas, in northeast Georgia, Rabun. In North Carolina,
Alexander, Avery, 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, Polk Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford
Mountains, Southern Jackson, Transylvania, and Union. In
upstate South Carolina, Cherokee, Greater Greenville,
Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains, Pickens Mountains,
Spartanburg, and York.
* from 8 AM EDT this morning through this evening
* Light to moderate showers will expand across the area this
morning, with thunderstorms with heavy rain developing later
this morning and into the afternoon as a cold front pushes
through. The stronger thunderstorms will likely have torrential
downpours which may lead to a rapid accumulation of 2-3 inches
of rain, with localized higher amounts.
* Excessive rainfall may push area creeks and streams out of their
basins, and urban flash flooding will be possible as well.