Flood potential and storms from Alberto will headline the forecast over the next 2 to 3 days.
Landfall of Alberto occurred around 5 PM local time Monday near Laguna Beach, Florida. The system tracks northward through Alabama and continues to send rain into the southeast and western Carolinas for the next few days.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in place for parts of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford counties until 5:45pm Tuesday.
Flood Warning for Transylvania County until 6:15pm.
A flood warning is in place for the French Broad River at Blantyre through midday Saturday.
A flash flood watch is in effect until early Wednesday for the Upstate/NE GA and until early Thursday for the mountains as at least 2-4" total of rain are expected to fall in our area, with locally higher amounts. There is a heightened mudslide/rockslide threat in the mountains of western NC, as excessive rain has been the story over the last 7 to 10 days.
Today continues with waves of rain, heavy at times, but a total washout is unlikely. Stronger storms come in the afternoon, including a low tornado threat. Wednesday will follow a similar pattern, with slightly less coverage of rain.
By Thursday and Friday, the remnants of Alberto will be long gone and significant rain chances will start to decrease. However, some showers and storms will remain possible but the coverage should be much less compared to earlier in the week.
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