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Keep an eye on the sky...our flood threat continues

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These last few days, we've seen pop-up showers and storms that have led to some significant flooding.  The last thing we need right now is more wet weather, and unfortunately, more rain is expected today.  A flash flood watch is in effect now through 4:00am Friday for the entire Upstate, NE Georgia, as well as southernJackson, Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Polk, Rutherford, McDowell, Yancey and Mitchell counties.  The difference today, is that there's a cold front pushing the storms in our direction.  What this means for us is that the typical isolated showers and pop up storms will becomemore widespread than the last days, and the NWS is calling for many of the storm cells to be capable of producing 1-2" of rain in a short time frame.  Mid to late afternoon is the time frame where we'll really start concentrating on seeing strong storms develop.  The good news is that once the front passes overnight, we'll have a slimmer chance to see rain on Friday and Saturday.  We're looking at a mix of sun and clouds over the next few days with apop-up storm possible in the afternoons, but many of us will end up being dry.  This should allow us a couple of days to dry out a bit, but the concern for more rain continues as we track more rain chances to end the weekend and starting next week.


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