Weather Alert
McDowell County, NC
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 5/28/23 2:15 PM
End: 5/28/23 7:00 PM
Dur: 04:45
Canceled 5/28/23 7:00 PM

Flood Advisory issued May 28 at 2:15PM EDT until May 28 at 7:00PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg SC

* WHAT...
Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE...
A portion of western North Carolina, including McDowell County.

* WHEN...
Until 700 PM EDT.

Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
Overflowing poor drainage areas. Some low-water crossings may become impassable.

- At 215 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain have fallen.
- Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Marion, Old Fort, Lake James, Glenwood, Pleasant Gardens, Sugar Hill, Fero, Nebo and Dysartsville.
Flooding and high water conditions are most likely along and near the Catawba River near Pleasant Gardens and Mills Creek in Old Fort. Water levels may also rise to near bankfull in streams near Glenwood, NC.
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