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Heavy rain, localized flooding for the morning drive

Published: Apr. 17, 2022 at 5:39 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2022 at 6:20 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Monday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY as periods of heavy rain will make for a messy morning commute following the Easter holiday.

A slow-moving warm front will drift across the region today, leading to persistent heavy rain throughout the morning. Heavy downpours will likely run over many areas repeatedly, leading to issues with localized flooding. The threat for this will be greatest in low-lying areas and in the vicinity of creeks, streams, and rivers. Allot yourself plenty of additional drive time this morning and please take it slowly as you make for your way to work!

Rain will taper off in most areas around midday, but a few nuisance showers may persist in the mountains throughout the afternoon. While not expected to create the same problems as on the morning drive, they could lead to some slick spots for the drive home in those areas. Temperatures will remain well below average today, with highs only reaching the middle to upper 50s. A couple of spots could top 60, but that still puts us close to 15 degrees below normal for mid-April.

Skies will clear overnight, with some chilly air settling in behind today’s storm system. Lows tonight will take a dive into the mid 30s across the mountains, with low 40s expected upstate.

The good news about Monday’s rain is that it will be the only wet weather we see this week! A stretch of mostly sunny weather begins on Tuesday. Highs will still be cooler than average in the 60s, but we’ll climb into the 70s and low 80 in time for the weekend as we’ll have plenty of sun through Sunday!