Weather impact day issued for Father’s Day as Tropical Depression Claudette brings heavy rain

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UPDATE FOR SUNDAY: Tropical Storm Claudette is now a tropical depression. The tropical moisture associated from this storm will bring periods of rain, heavy at times.

On average we will see 1-3 inches in the Upstate and 1-2 inches in Western North Carolina.

A few severe storms are possible Sunday evening.

Heavy rain, gusty winds and isolated flooding are all possible.

A flash flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday evening.


UPDATE FOR SATURDAY: Tropical Storm Claudette has formed and we will receive some impacts from it.

This storm will move inland, weaken and we will receive some of that moisture.

Rain will begin Saturday night and throughout the day Sunday.

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Our main impacts will be heavy rain and localized flooding. On average we will see 1-3 inches in the Upstate and up to 1 inch in Western North Carolina.

A few serve thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon in the Upstate.


(WSPA) – A weather impact day has been issued for Father’s Day as we are keeping an eye on the Gulf.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the system will likely bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the southeastern U.S. starting Friday. Chances for rain return Sunday, June 20, as tropical rain forming in the Gulf of Mexico moves into the Southeast.

Parts of the central Gulf Coast will likely see 4 to 8 inches of rain with isolated areas seeing up to 12 inches. There is currently a high chance of rain in our area with temperatures reaching 77 degrees.

Wind impacts will be minimal as the developing system is not expected to be a strong storm. There will be a low threat for an isolated tornado as well as waterspouts moving ashore.

The system could become the third named storm of the season, Claudette, after Tropical Storm Bill and Subtropical Storm Ana.

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