Weather Alerts for Greer

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch
GREER

Areas Affected:
Abbeville - Anderson - Cherokee - Chester - Greater Greenville - Greater Oconee - Greater Pickens - Greenville Mountains - Greenwood - Laurens - Oconee Mountains - Pickens Mountains - Spartanburg - Union - York
Effective: Sun, 5/27 8:00pm Updated: Sun, 5/27 1:34pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 5/29 8:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...ABUNDANT TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL RAISE THE RISK OF FLASH
FLOODING AND MOUNTAIN LANDSLIDES STARTING TONIGHT...
.Deep tropical moisture associated with a fetch of air off the
Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean will set up over the
western Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight. This moisture
will get further reinforced by the remnants of Alberto as it
moves northward across the Deep South early in the week. The
resulting heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorms across
the region will fall on ground already saturated by heavy rain
over the past 7 to 10 days. This will greatly heighten the risk
of flash flooding, main stem river flooding, and landslides.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains,
Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Cleveland, Eastern McDowell,
Eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell,
Greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Lincoln, Macon,
Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Northern
Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Southern
Jackson, Swain, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate
South Carolina, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester,
Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens,
Greenville Mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee Mountains,
Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.
* from 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday morning
* Abundant tropical moisture will arrive over the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and persist through the
early part of the week. Rainfall totals around the region this
week will likely reach or exceed 3 to 6 inches, with some
locations along the eastern and southern slopes of the southern
Appalachians seeing 6 to 8 inches. Locally heavier rainfall will
be possible in locations that see repeated rounds of
thunderstorms -where rainfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches
per hour in the heaviest downpours. This heavy rain will fall on
ground already saturated by rainfall over the past 7 to 10
days.
* Flash flooding of streams and creeks could develop very quickly
under these circumstances. Landslides will be quite possible,
especially in mountainous terrain known to be prone to
landslides, and even along some steep slopes where landslides
have not occurred for many years. Main stem river flooding will
be quite likely as well, especially along rivers in the southern
and central North Carolina mountains such as the French Broad
River, the Tuckasegee River, and the Little Tennessee River.

Information:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Make plans now to avoid travel during the peak of the heavy
rainfall. Also have plans on where to flee to higher ground if
flash flooding affects your location.
Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and rockslides.
If you live on a mountainside or in a cove at the base of a
mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance
of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water,
moving earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel on
mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.