Beautiful weather is in store for the end of the work week, then rain moves in for the weekend. Heavy showers could lead to some localized flooding by Sunday, especially in the mountains.
The rest of the day is looking really nice with highs back in the mid to upper 50s and plenty of sunshine. Clouds will build in tonight, then showers will start after midnight toward early Saturday morning.
Rain will be off and on through Saturday with highs in the 50s area-wide. More rain will push in Saturday night into Sunday, and with the consistency of the showers, we could be looking at some flooding issues by the day on Sunday. The most vulnerable areas would be the southwestern mountain locations in North Carolina.
In fact, a flood watch has now been issued this weekend for Rabun, Jackson, Haywood, Macon, Transylvania, Swain, and Graham Counties for the potential of 1-3" of rain with locally higher amounts to 5" possible.
Rain tapers off Sunday night, but scattered showers will remain into the work week as temperature remains generally above average.
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