Flash flooding concerns prompted rising waters and a small evacuation in parts of the Upstate on Thursday, and the rain will likely continue overnight.
Though a flash flood warning has expired for parts of Anderson and Greenville counties, a flash flood watch is also in effect for all of the Upstate, western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia through Friday Morning.
Greenville police had to shut down Cleveland Park because the roads were flooded. Police said they were working to clear the cars parked and are asking people to avoid the park. Residents reported flooding in parts of Mauldin and other areas of Greenville County. The park reopened around 2:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service reported over nearly 4 inches of rain in Greenville and Anderson counties.
Mauldin Fire Chief Russell Sapp said firefighters evacuated a few residents in a mobile home park off of Old Mill Road because of the rising waters on Thursday.
The Red Cross said two shelter operation teams are on stand-by if they are needed in Mauldin after seven people were evacuated from five homes. They said so far, everyone has declined shelter assistance, which is set up at the senior center near Mauldin High.
In Boiling Springs, a tree fell and knocked down a power line along Bryson Drive, affecting about six homes.
With pockets of downpours continuing, we'll monitor each storm cell for the potential for other areas to go under a flash flood warning later in the day.
Moisture is flowing into the area from the coast, as well as from a second system to the west.
Highs this time of year are usually at 90 Upstate and 84 in the mountains, but Thursday will be much cooler than usual hitting 83 in the Upstate, and 80 in the mountains. Showers and storms continue Thursday night with lows in the 60s.
Rain and storms become widespread on Friday with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-70s across the area.
Saturday will bring mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms. Highs will reach the mid-70s to near 80.
Sunday should bring slightly drier weather with only a few showers and a possible storm, with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Monday and Tuesday's highs jump back up into the low to mid-80s with an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Drier weather sets back in on Wednesday, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s Upstate, and mid-80s in the mountains.
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