News 13 Weather Forecast Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.
Flood Watch is in effect all day Monday through 8 am Tuesday for Franklin, Avery, Yancey, Mitchell, Buncombe, Jackson, Macon, Transylvania, Henderson, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Caldwell, and Burke Counties.
Rainfall totals are expected to reach 2-4 inches in these areas with over 6 inches possible in favored up-slope locations. Creeks, streams, and rivers may see flooding develop Monday as the heavy rain accumulates.
An slow moving area of low pressure will approach the Carolinas today, bringing increased cloud cover and a chance for rain.
The moisture has helped to keep temperatures more mild overnight but still chilly in spots. Despite our warmer start, expect afternoon temperatures to be a good bit cooler thanks to mostly clouds skies and the chance for showers. Expect highs in the mountains mostly in the low 60's.
A few scattered showers are possible before noon, the farther west the better chance you'll have to see showers early. The rain stays mostly west of I-26 through the early afternoon with only a few isolated showers moving east of that corridor. In the mid to late afternoon the showers push farther east, bringing scattered showers east of I-26, but still mostly south of I-40.
A better chance for showers develops after midnight into early Monday morning, with widespread moderate shower activity expected by sunrise Monday.
Lows into Monday stay much more mild thanks to the clouds and moisture, mostly in the upper 40's and low 50's.
Showers stick around for most of the day Monday with even a few isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Rain will be heavy at times for some, especially across the southern Blue Ridge, along the escarpment, and along and north of I-85 in the Upstate. Rain totals in these areas could easily top 3 inches, with isolated totals along the southeastern facing slopes reaching 6 inches or more.
Rivers, creeks, and streams could see flooding develop on Monday - especially along the upper reaches of the French Broad River.
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