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Monday Brings More Rain

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Good morning!  It was a soggy Sunday across the area, but I think many people didn't really mind the rain.  It was MUCH needed rainfall - we picked up 0.71" at GSP and 0.65" at AVL on Sunday - and we'll watch for another round of wet weather during the day today.

This morning, things are fairly quiet - as FOX Radar 3-D is only tracking a few spotty returns.  We're staying cloudy for the bus stop pickups, and there is a little light fog in spots.  Temperatures have been mild overnight, and lows in many spots will be in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Rain will begin to fill back into the area by the mid and late-morning hours.  Showers will start in our southern and western counties, then work northeastward by lunchtime.  Through the afternoon, rain will continue.  Upstate counties will also watch for the potential for scattered thunderstorms.  While most of the t-storms will be "garden variety" (heavy rainfall, frequent lightning), a few strong or severe storms are possible in our southern counties (Elbert, Abbeville, Greenwood and Laurens Counties).  The SPC has placed this part of the area within the "Slight Risk" region - you can see the Convective Outlook here.

The front will pass through tonight, ending rain in most areas.  Clouds will clear in the Upstate, while more clouds and a few spotty showers will persist in the TN border areas of WNC.  Some of the HIGHEST peaks could see a few flurries, but I don't anticipate any accumulating snow.  Any light precip in WNC towns will wrap up early Tuesday, with a brighter afternoon in store.

Temperatures will stay very mild on Tuesday and Wednesday, before a stronger cold front brings another good shot of rain on Thursday.  That front will leave us cooler Friday and through the weekend - with gusty winds and some HIGH ELEVATION snow showers in the TN border spots of WNC on Friday.

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