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Flood watch issues for Western North Carolina tonight

From the National Weather Center: 

.An exceptional plume of subtropical moisture will flow into the 
area tonight. Conditions will be favorable for showers and 
thunderstorms to develop from this moisture and produce 
torrential downpours. Additional heavy rainfall may occur at 
times until a cold front pushes through late Thursday. 
 
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH 
THURSDAY EVENING... 
The Flood Watch continues for 
 
* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate 
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast 
Georgia, Rabun. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, 
Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba, Eastern 
McDowell, Eastern Polk, Graham, Greater Burke, Greater 
Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, 
Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, Northern Jackson, Polk 
Mountains, Rutherford Mountains, Southern Jackson, Swain, 
Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina, 
Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains, and Pickens Mountains. 
 
* from 1 AM EST Wednesday through Thursday evening 
 
* Flooding may occur as soon as tonight near the south and 
southeast-facing areas of the Blue Ridge Escarpment and adjacent 
foothills. Rainfall may diminish during the day Wednesday, but 
heavy rainfall likely will occur again Wednesday night and 
Thursday. Flooding will become increasingly likely in areas that 
experience multiple rounds of heavy rainfall.

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