Flood Watch: Weekend rain totals could top 4" in some areas
A Flood Watch has been issued for WNC and the Upstate, and weekend rain totals could top 4" in some areas.
The Flood Watch is until 7 a.m. Monday for all of WNC and most of the Upstate as well.
Meanwhile, there is also a Flood Advisory for the French Broad River at Blantyre.
Rain totals could reach 2-3 inches in the mountain valleys with 4+ inches along the peaks and ridges, especially west of of the I-26 corridor. Expect creeks and streams to swell with some low-lying areas likely seeing standing water, and minor flood stages possible for a few locations.
Expect rain to pick up Saturday night ahead of an approaching cold front, becoming heavy at times through Sunday morning.
In addition, areas of dense fog will form, reducing visibility on the roads.
Do not drive across flooded roads, and avoid streams, creeks and storm drains.
It will be very mild Saturday night, with lows in the lower 50's.
Sunday morning starts off wet. While some of the showers will become more widely scattered in the afternoon, we can't rule out some thunder Sunday afternoon and early evening.
It will be very warm Sunday, with highs reaching the mid 60's.
The cold front moves slowly across the region, keeping the chance of rain around through Monday morning.
Overall, we are looking at a very mild week ahead.
The coldest morning will be Tuesday, with lows in the lower 40's and highs in the upper 50's.