Weather Alert: Heavy Rain and Wind Gusts Up to 45 mph Tonight and Tomorrow


Another major storm system will be sweeping across the Charlotte region this week, bringing potential flooding and power outages with it.

The National Weather Service just issued the following alert:

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
  possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Georgia, including the following
  areas, Franklin and Hart, North Carolina, including the following
  areas, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Caldwell
  Mountains, Catawba, Cleveland, Eastern McDowell, Gaston, Greater
  Burke, Greater Caldwell, Haywood, Lincoln, McDowell Mountains,
  Mitchell, Northern Jackson and Yancey, and upstate South Carolina,
  including the following areas, Anderson, Cherokee, Southern
  Greenville and Southern Spartanburg.

* WHEN...From late tonight through Tuesday evening.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - A powerful low pressure system will spread heavy rain across
    the region beginning this evening and continuing into
    Tuesday.  Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected
    across northeast Georgia, the northern Upstate north of
    Interstate 85, and the southern mountains of North Carolina.
    Some locations in the mountains could get 6 inches of rain.
    The threat of flash flooding has been increased given the
    recent rainfall in this area.

Today we’ll see overnight temperatures in the 20s and 30s, light winds, and patchy clouds.

The rain will start early on Tuesday, including a chance of an isolated tornado near Charlotte, as the center of the low-pressure system moves through. Wind gusts could reach 40-45 mph.

Heavy rain tapers off late Tuesday, with temperatures in the low 60s. Some snow showers may persist in western areas. Wednesday will be breezy and cool with sunshine and highs in the low 50s. Dry and cool conditions continue into Thursday, followed by showers on Friday and into the weekend.

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