The remnants of Florence dropped more than a foot of rain for some locations over the weekend. Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday for the entire region. Several counties still under a blanket flash flood watch including Stanly, Richmond and Anson. Several rivers and tributaries are also at or just below flood stage. Rocky River at Norwood and the Pee Dee River near Cheraw are at or will reach major flood stage by Tuesday. Flooding threat will remain as runoff will continue to work its way downstream. *NOTE* Potential Dam Breach in Ashe County at the Headwaters Dam near Creston. The dam remains near capacity and people downstream of 5010 3 top road have been asked to evacuate.
A few more showers and storms will be possible today which would only aggravate the flooding situation we have already seen. Fog will also be an issue for folks trying to head out first thing this morning.
5AM Radar Update: Still seeing a few downpours east of I-77 this morning. Flash Flood Warning continues for Stanly, Anson and Richmond counties until 6:15 AM.
The remnants of Florence continue to drop rain on the WCCB viewing area. The worst of the rain has passed for Mecklenburg, Union and our South Carolina cities. However, heavy rain fall continues to plague our eastern counties. Richmond, Anson and Stanly counties could pick up an additional couple of inches before the night ends.
Expect the storm to push north through the night bringing heavy rain to the Mountains and Foothills. Be on the lookout for flooding and mudslides across the area. By Monday night, most of the storm moves north of the Carolinas.
While Saturday didn’t hit too hard for the area, Sunday was another story. Our eastern counties picked up anywhere from 12-20″ in just over a day’s time. Charlotte saw anywhere from 5-12″. The mountains stayed under 3″ for most of Sunday, but may see another couple of inches before the storm is done.
Keep in mind that there will be flooding of many roadways through Monday and possibly beyond. “Turn around, don’t drown.”