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Sunday: Severe storms and flooding followed by Freeze Watch, chance of snow

There is a Flash Flood Watch in the areas shown until 8 p.m. Sunday. Image: WLOS

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect across the Southern Blue Ridge, the Northern Upstate and the foothills until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Strong storms could bring several inches of rain to these areas in a short period.

There is a FLOOD WARNING until 11:30 p.m. for Yancey, Mitchell, McDowell, Avert and Burke Counties.

A FREEZE WATCH is in effect from midnight until 10 a.m. Monday for Buncombe, Madison, Haywood, Swain, Jackson, Macon, Clay, Graham, and Cherokee Counties. Overnight lows in the low 30s are possible.

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SEVERE STORMS SUNDAY BRING **POSSIBILITY** OF FLASH FLOODS, HAIL, TORNADOES

A strong area of low pressure and a cold front brings a line of rain and severe storms to the mountains and Upstate Sunday. Scattered showers are likely after the main line of storms passes, with most showers clearing the mountains by the late afternoon and early evening Sunday.

The highest risk for damaging storms in the mountains is with strong downdraft winds and heavy rain which could cause flash flooding.

In the Upstate and foothills, there is a better chance to see stronger isolated storms which could produce hail and even tornadoes. Be prepared to seek shelter immedtiately if any warnings are issued.

AFTER THE STORMS: LIGHT SNOW AND FREEZING CONDITIONS POSSIBLE

After the storms, the cold air begins to move in behind the front. Scattered showers will be possible in the overnight with snow flurries and snow showers possible for higher elevations in the mountains and areas near the Tennessee border.

Accumulations look to be mostly light, between an inch or two, but the highest elevations and NW facing mountain slopes could see a bit more. Snow flurries could continue for these locations through Monday evening.

Freezing conditions are possible for some mountain areas Monday morning but look more likely Tuesday morning. Frost and a light freeze will be possible.

Stay tuned to News 13 and download our WLOS weather app for the latest information.

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