The flash flood watch is still in effect until 8:00pm today as torrential rain is once again a realistic possibility. As the Bermuda high begins to strengthen, isolated patches of strong rain are possible in all of our areas, but we see the heaviest rain moving slightly west. North Georgia, western NC, and the western Upstate are in the highest risk to see downpours and potential flooding. Along with our risk for strong rain, we are also seeing a threat for some afternoon thunderstorms to bring gusty winds. Our tornado potential is very small, but being that the National Weather Service is working to confirm a possible tornado touchdown in Florence county last night, I felt the need to mention the slim potential.
As for the 4th of July, scattered downpours will still be possible, along with an isolated thunderstorm, but they will be a little more few-and-far-between than today. Getting close to the evening we will still have a few showers around, so keep an umbrella on hand and have a rain plan for your family's BBQ or trip out to see local fireworks. Temperatures remain in the upper 70s to low 80s through the holiday, and should finally start to heat back up over the weekend.