The following is the National Weather Service forecast for the Taylorsville, NC, area:
Detailed Forecast Sept. 30 – Oct. 4
Showers before 2pm, then rain after 2pm. Patchy fog. High near 58. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Showers. Patchy fog. Low around 54. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Showers likely. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 61. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunny, with a high near 68.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 1, 2022 —
* WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.
* WHERE…Portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Burke Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba,
Davie, Gaston, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan and Union NC. In upstate South Carolina, Chester and York.
* WHEN…Through Saturday morning.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS — Heavy rain associated with Ian will expand across the area through tonight. Rain will become heavy at times across the western Piedmont and northern foothills of North Carolina, and the eastern Piedmont of South Carolina, including the Charlotte metro area. Excessive runoff and flash flooding will be possible this afternoon and tonight, particularly in
the urban areas around Charlotte. The heavy rain will taper off tonight into Saturday morning. – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
Instructions: A Flood Watch for flash flooding means there is a potential for rapid onset flooding based on current forecasts. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation and may impact areas that do not typically flood. Please monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take action quickly should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including campgrounds, are especially vulnerable to flooding. If you live or are vacationing next to a stream, please have a plan in place to seek higher ground once heavy rainfall develops. Flash floods can occur quickly and overwhelm adjacent low-lying areas with little warning. Once the stream starts to rise, you may only have minutes to evacuate. Flash floods can cause catastrophic damage and be powerful enough to sweep away campers, vehicles, and mobile homes. Consider temporarily relocating away from streams until the heavy rainfall threat passes.
WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2022 —
* WHAT…North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* WHERE…Portions of the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia, generally along and west of Highway 321.
* WHEN…Until 8 AM EDT Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
Instructions: Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.