Sally is now a Tropical Storm. The Carolinas Preparing for Heavy Rain.

Tropical Storm Sally continues to bring life-threatening flash flooding to the northern Gulf Coast. Rain increases for the Carolinas through the second half of the week.

Thursday looks to be a washout with numerous to widespread rain with the heaviest rain through the afternoon. Flash flooding is possible through the day on Thursday especially in low lying and poor drainage areas. How much rain falls all depends on the exact track of the low pressure (Sally) and how quickly an approaching cold front moves in. Right now, models are suggesting 3-6” of rain to fall on Thursday, but there will be a sharp gradient in rainfall. Some areas will see an inch and some could see 6”+.

Flash Flooding is the primary threat across the WCCB area through the end of the week. There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 AM Thursday – 8 AM Friday.

Severe weather threat – Isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are possible through the afternoon and evening Thursday. Stay weather aware and be sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings and watches.

The second cold front of the week is expected to roll through on Friday. This front will bring much cooler air for the weekend!

Thursday: Numerous to widespread rain. 3-6”+. Flash Flood Watch. High: 72°

Thursday Night: Showers. Low: 66°. Wind: N/NE 10-20.

Friday: AM Showers decrease through the day. High: 75°. Wind: N/NE 10-20.