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Weather: Heavy rain and fall temperatures on tap this week

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Last Updated on September 20, 2021 10:51 am

Fall officially starts on Wednesday and it will begin to feel more like it this week. Before that, heavy rain with possible flooding will be the main weather issue through Wednesday.

Rain is expected for today and could become heavy tonight and during the overnight. Currently, the heaviest rainfall is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

In the Monday Hazardous Weather Outlook, NWS states that prolonged periods of heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding will be possible across the mountains and foothills of northwest North Carolina into western Virginia. Rainfall amounts in excess of 5 inches will be possible along the crest of the Blue Ridge in northwest North Carolina, which may result in flooding of creeks and streams.

After the rain, the High Country will feel more fall-like temperatures for several days. Nighttime lows are forecast to be in the upper 40s for most locations on Wedneseay night, lower 40s Thursday night, mid 40s Friday night and upper 40s Saturday night.

Daytime highs are forecast to be in the upper 60s today, lower 60s Tuesday, uppers 60s Wednesday, around 60 for Thursday, mid 60s Friday and upper 60s for Saturday and Sunday.

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