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Heavy rain brings flooding risk Tuesday

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Continued rainfall could lead to flooding on some Upstate roads Tuesday. (File/FOX Carolina) Continued rainfall could lead to flooding on some Upstate roads Tuesday. (File/FOX Carolina)

Continued rainfall since Monday night may prove too much for Upstate roads and streams Tuesday.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Greenville County on Tuesday morning, including Cleveland Park.

The advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Forecasters said the stream gage at Westfield Street along the Reedy River was at 8' and rising. The flood stage is 9'.

The weather service also issued an advisory for parts of Laurens County until 9:30 a.m. An estimated 2" of rain has already fallen in northern parts of the county and an additional 1" is expected, which could cause minor flooding in areas including Hickory Tavern.

An advisory was also issued in Anderson County until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The weather service said an estimated 3" of rain fell since 8 a.m. in southern parts of the county and another inch is expected.

Last Tuesday, heavy rainfall proved too much for the Reedy River, causing rivers and creeks to rise, creating dangers for some. Others decided to make the most of the rapidly flowing waters by kayaking down the falls.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said the area will see some showers throughout Tuesday morning, and then rain coverage will grow toward the midday and afternoon. Her forecast for Wednesday and Thursday shows only scattered storms.

With continued rain throughout Tuesday and cloudy skies, Meteorologist Alex Wilson said the day will stay very humid with below-normal highs, with temperatures reaching the low-to-mid 80s in the Upstate while western North Carolina highs will rise to the upper 70s.

As heavy rain and storms continued to move through the Upstate, many saw downed trees and power lines Tuesday. Duke Energy reported more than 1,800 customers without power in Anderson County, 1,600 in Greenville County, and 3,000 in Spartanburg County as of 9:15 a.m.

If you see flooding or storm damage in your area, send pictures and video to FOX Carolina iWitness at iwitness@foxcarolina.com.

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