Good morning - hope you had a wonderful weekend (especially all the moms reading this)! It was a dreary end to the weekend, with many areas seeing the rain on Mother's Day. Now it's a tough morning to get out of bed, as the rain is falling - pouring in some areas - as alarms are going off.
Many areas have already received one to two inches of rainfall, but some spots (including Clemson and parts of WNC) have picked up over 2 inches of rain as of this morning. Heavy rain has continued in parts of WNC over the past few hours, and because of that the NWS has issued a few advisories.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Henderson County in WNC through 11:30 AM. Places like Hendersonville, Bat Cave and Flat Rock will need to watch for flooding. A FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Eastern Henderson County, Polk County and Rutherford County in WNC. Watch for localized flooding on small streams/creeks and low-lying areas in these counties.
I do not expect (nor does the NWS) widespread flooding today, as we're generally looking at another half-inch or less of additional rainfall. A few areas (especially in WNC) could pick up another 1/2 inch to one inch, and so we'll have to keep an eye on small creeks and streams in these locations as we go through the day.
This morning the rain will stay scattered across the area, with heavy downpours embedded in the action. Any thunder or lightning will be isolated early in the day. By the afternoon, we'll have a better chance of scattered t-storms. Count on a longer AM and PM commute, as the heavy rain will reduce visibilities and will also lead to some ponding of water on the roadways.
Afternoon highs will reach the low to mid 70s this afternoon. Temperatures will warm on Tuesday and Wednesday, although scattered rain and t-storm chances will linger through mid-week. The forecast turns drier for the end of the week.