National Weather Service: Areal Flood Watch

Rutherford County-Marchman, NC

Current Conditions


64 °F


5 mph from the East

64 °F

29.94 in


10.0 miles

Rutherfordton, NC

Updated — 6:35 AM EDT on April 19, 2015

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Forecast for Rutherford County-Marchman (28139)

Flood Watch in effect through this evening...
H 68° / L 61°
Partly Cloudy
H 76° / L 51°
H 72° / L 47°
H 74° / L 51°
Chance of Rain
H 73° / L 47°

Rain. Thunderstorms possible...mainly in the afternoon. Rain maybe heavy at times in some storms. High 68F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.

Sunday Night

Thunderstorms this evening, then skies turning partly cloudy after midnight. Low 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.


Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 76F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm throughout the evening. Low 51F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.


A mainly sunny sky. High 72F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night

Clear. Low 47F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.


Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 74F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Generally fair. Low 51F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.


Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 73F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear skies. Low 47F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Statement as of 3:55 am EDT on April 19, 2015

Areal Flood Watch

... Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia... North Carolina and upstate
South Carolina... including the following areas... in northeast
Georgia... Franklin... Habersham... Hart... Rabun and Stephens. In
North Carolina... Alexander... Avery... Buncombe... Burke
mountains... Cabarrus... Caldwell mountains... Catawba...
Cleveland... Davie... eastern McDowell... eastern Polk...
Gaston... greater Burke... greater Caldwell... greater
Rutherford... Henderson... Iredell... Lincoln... Macon... McDowell
Mountains... Mecklenburg... Mitchell... Polk mountains... Rowan...
Rutherford mountains... southern Jackson... Transylvania and
Yancey. In upstate South Carolina... Anderson... Cherokee...
greater Greenville... greater Oconee... greater Pickens...
Greenville mountains... Oconee mountains... Pickens mountains...
Spartanburg and York.

* Through this evening.

* Moisture will increase across the region on today associated
with a passing warm front. In addition... an upper disturbance
will slide through the region aiding enhancement of any showers
and thunderstorms. Areas of heavy rainfall and potential
flooding are likely with some locations seeing up to 2 to 4
inches of rainfall.

* Where heavy rain occurs... small streams will rise rapidly and
possibly flood surrounding areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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