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  • Flash Flood Watch for Rabun County, Georgia
  • Flash Flood Watch issued August 01 at 2:54AM EDT until August 01 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, August 1, 2014 at noon
  • ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT...
    .MOIST SOUTHEAST FLOW INTO THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF THE
    WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
    THIS MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM CROSSES FROM THE WEST.
    PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
    ACROSS THE AREA...INCREASING THE CHANCE OF FLASH FLOODING.
    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
    THE FLASH 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...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.
    * UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY.
    * MOIST SOUTHEAST FLOW AND A STATIONARY BOUNDARY ACROSS CENTRAL
    SOUTH CAROLINA WILL SUPPORT THE POTENTIAL FOR PROLONGED HEAVY
    RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. ADDITIONALLY...EMBEDDED
    THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WHICH WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
    RAINFALL RATES EXCEEDING 2 INCHES PER HOUR IN ISOLATED
    LOCATIONS.
    * 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 UPSTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WILL HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF
    FLOODING DUE TO ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD
    ALSO BECOME MORE CONTINUOUS ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE LATER THIS
    MORNING.