Southern Jackson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 9:36 PM EDT on July 04, 2015

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia... western North Carolina and
upstate South Carolina... including the following counties... in
northeast Georgia... Elbert... Franklin... Habersham... Hart...
Rabun and Stephens. In western North Carolina... Graham...
Haywood... Macon... Madison... Jackson and Swain. In upstate South
Carolina... Oconee.

* Through Sunday evening

* the threat for heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms
will increase tonight and linger into Sunday. Additional
rainfall of 2 or 3 inches will be possible in the parts of the
watch area... and this rainfall will affect locations where the
ground is already saturated from recent rain.

* Rivers and streams in the southwest North Carolina mountains and
the upper Savannah River valley will rise with the anticipated
rainfall. Periods of heavy downpours with any thunderstorms may
cause rapid rises along streams and creeks... and associated
flash flooding.

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.

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