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Break from the rain this weekend, Florence remnants bring risk of flash floods next week

TODAY'S WEATHER STORY

A stalled out stationary front keeps stubborn clouds and few showers in our local forecast today. Due to the fact that our ground is already highly saturated, be prepared for possible flash flooding in low lying and poor drainage areas.

TRACKING FLORENCE

Florence made landfall this morning as a Category 1 Hurricane based on a maximum sustained wind speeds of 90 mph. But the greatest threat from Florence is the water, not the wind. A 13 foot storm surge along with 10-20” of rain is leading to life threatening and catastrophic inland flooding. Florence will stall in the Carolinas and in Northern Georgia over the weekend before turning Northward late Sunday.

LOCAL IMPACT

Expect the remnants from Florence to arrive here Monday afternoon into Tuesday. At this point we can expect at least 1 to 2" of rain and that will bring back our risk of flash flooding and rising water on area creeks and streams. How much rain we see depends on the track Florence now takes, the further west she goes the better off we will be here locally. Given how high our local water tables already are, take some precautionary steps now… especially if you live in a low lying or flood prone area.

WEEKEND FORECAST

We'll dry out a bit over the weekend as some sunshine returns! Saturday will take a while to clear, but Sunday will bring us some SUNSHINE!

  • Today: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of a Shower – High 78
  • Tonight: Mostly Cloudy – Low 66
  • Tomorrow: Early Clouds and Drizzle, Gradual Afternoon Clearing – High 80
  • Sunday: Partly Sunny – High 80

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