The remnant of Hurricane Sally has just arrived in the Carolinas and it is now causing flood warnings to light up across the Charlotte region.
This morning, The National Weather Service sent out the following alert:
Tropical Depression Sally will move slowly into central Georgia today with the remnants then moving across the Carolinas tonight, reaching the coast on Friday. With this track, tropical moisture will continue to spread over the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia through tonight, and will interact with a frontal zone to produce widespread heavy rain showers and a few thunderstorms. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches, with locally higher amounts up to 8 inches, are expected across much of Upstate South Carolina, northeast Georgia, and the foothills and western Piedmont of North Carolina.
In light of the incoming storm, Union County Schools have canceled all in-person activities and issued the following warning for today:
“Weather reports indicate that Tropical Storm Sally could bring heavy rainfall to our area, producing up to 6 to 8 inches of rain and flash floods. As of now, Union County is under a Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning.
In addition, the curbside meal locations are closed and all athletic practices are cancelled. Friday will remain a remote learning day for all students.”
Tropical Storm Sally could produce up to 6-8 in. of rain & cause flash floods. Due to the potential for flooding & dangerous road conditions, UCPS will operate on a FULL remote learning schedule for 9/17. Schools will be closed but instruction will continue virtually. @AGHoulihan pic.twitter.com/eQ3uSO619g
— Union County Public Schools (@UCPSNC) September 16, 2020
Please stay safe out there!