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Posted on: July 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Flood Safety

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Forecast for Tuesday July 31st, 2018

FLASH FLOOD WATCH starts at noon Tuesday and lasts through 8pm Thursday. During this time you can expect heavy rain leading to flash flooding. Streams, creeks and even rivers may rise and crest. Severe storms can not be ruled out either, with strong winds.

Storm coverage is possible early in the day and late at night, but the greatest risk will be the afternoon and evening hours.  Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s for the mountains, low to mid 80s for the Upstate.

Many areas could see 2" of rain with isolated areas seeing 5" or more. This could lead to some flooding, especially low lying areas & creeks and streams. Plan travel accordingly, take it slow and remember to turn around, don't drown if you encounter a flooded roadway!

Friday and this weekend sees a slight decrease in activity, but the same theme. Chances to see scattered showers and storms every day, mainly later on in the afternoon and evening. Highs will stay in the upper 70s until the weekend, when we could see low to mid 80s.

Meteorologist Ingrid Allstaedt

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