Weather Alert
McDowell County, NC
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 5/26/22 4:45 AM
End: 5/26/22 11:38 AM
Dur: 06:53
Canceled 5/26/22 11:38 AM

Flood Watch issued May 26 at 4:45AM EDT until May 27 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg SC

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

* WHERE...
Portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast Georgia, Habersham and Rabun. In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Graham, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, Northern Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Southern Jackson, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina, Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains and Pickens Mountains.

* WHEN...
Through Friday morning.

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

- Widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms will affect the mountains and foothills today and tonight with rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches in the southerly upslope areas. Some locations could receive up to five inches of rain. Lesser amounts are expected along the Tennessee border. Although it had been relatively dry this month, rainfall over the last several days has increased the soil moisture and raised the threat for enough runoff to lead to flash flooding in the Watch area.
- For flood safety information, please see

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