Flash flood watch issued ahead of Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally

Murphy, NC –  A Flash flood watch begins on Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Friday morning for Cherokee, Clay, and Polk counties due to Hurricane Sally.

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a:

“Flash Flood Watch for portions of southwest North Carolina and east Tennessee, including the following areas, in southwest North Carolina, Cherokee and Clay. In east Tennessee, East Polk and West Polk.

Periods of showers will increase ahead of the remnants of Hurricane Sally Wednesday and will continue through early Friday. Heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding is possible in the watch area. Storm total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected with ocally higher amounts possible.”

Graham, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Haywood, and Transylvania Counties are under a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service in Greenville, SC.

“The remnants of tropical storm Sally are expected to pass close enough to the area to bring heavy rainfall Thursday into Friday. While there is considerable uncertainty regarding amounts and the location of heaviest rain, rainfall totals are expected to be sufficient to result in areas of flash flooding, some of which could be significant. Flooding along main stem rivers is also possible. Continue to monitor the forecast for the latest on Sally and the possible impacts across our area.”

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