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Wednesday Weather Update: Rain, rain & more rain

Rainfall Forecast

Numerous to widespread heavy rain showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the area over the next few days.

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A slow-moving area of low pressure drifting northward through the Gulf of Mexico will keep the region in a moist position.

Rain and thunderstorms will be likely area wide each day through Saturday. In addition to the potential for cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds and small hail, slow-moving cells could produce excessive rainfall and flash flooding. Rainfall rates could exceed 2" per hour.

While any time of day could be wet, most of the heavier rain will fall during the afternoon and evening hours.

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Flooding forced several roads in Transylvania County to close on Wednesday morning, including Wilson Road, Island Ford Road, Hannah Ford Road, and East Fork Road.

If you live in a flood-prone area, or near a creek or stream, be prepared to move to higher ground if water threatens your property.

The clouds and rain will keep temperatures milder than average at night, and close to average during the day.

Today: Areas of fog this morning. Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms this morning, then widespread showers and numerous thunderstorms this afternoon. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times this morning. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms. Widespread showers. Patchy fog in the evening. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Thursday: Areas of fog in the morning. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Thursday Night: Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph, becoming south after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Friday Night: Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

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