Last Updated on September 29, 2022 4:29 pm
Alert for Avery (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
NWS Greenville-Spartanburg (Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina)
Flood Watch issued September 29 at 3:10PM EDT until October 01 at 4:00AM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
* WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
* WHERE…Portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina,
including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander,
Avery, Burke Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba,
Davie, Gaston, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Iredell, Lincoln,
Mecklenburg, Rowan and Union NC. In upstate South Carolina,
Chester and York.
* WHEN…From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– Heavy rain associated with Ian is expected to move in across
the western Carolinas on Friday morning. Rain will become
heavy at times across the western Piedmont and northern
foothills of North Carolina, and the eastern Piedmont of
South Carolina, including the Charlotte metro area. As
rainfall piles up, flash flooding will be possible Friday
afternoon and Friday night, particularly in the urban areas
around Charlotte. The heavy rain will lift out Saturday
A Flood Watch for flash flooding means there is a potential for
rapid onset flooding based on current forecasts. Flash flooding is a
very dangerous situation and may impact areas that do not typically
flood. Please monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take
action quickly should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.