National Weather Service expects heavy rainfall

Community, WEATHER
flood watch heavy rainfall

MURPHY, N.C. – Residents in Cherokee County should expect more heavy rainfall through Thursday, Feb. 13 and possible flooding according to National Weather Service (NWS).

The unpredictable winter weather will continue to be wet in western N.C. for much of the week. Two to three inches of rain are expected between Monday, Feb. 10 and Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Murphy. NWS has issued another flood watch for the area on Feb. 10

In NWS’s latest hazardous weather outlook, the organization stated”

“.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight Heavy rainfall will move into the area today ahead of a slow moving frontal boundary. The main axis of heaviest rain will be along and south of Interstate 40. Rainfall amounts of two to four inches will be possible through tonight with locally higher amounts possible. This rainfall will lead to additional flooding across the area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Tuesday through Sunday Heavy rainfall will continue into Tuesday with continued flooding likely. Another round of heavy rainfall is expected Wednesday into Thursday as the front lifts northward across the region. Widespread amounts of two to three inches will be possible. Rainfall totals from Monday through Thursday will range from three to six inches. Strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning. The primary hazard will be damaging winds. Mountain wave high winds are expected across the mountains and foothills Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning.”

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