Hazardous Weather Outlook for Rabun County

The National Weather Service in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Upstate South Carolina, the southern foothills and southern Piedmont of North Carolina, and northeast Georgia, including Rabun County.  Numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region through the afternoon on Monday, May 3. Enough instability and wind shear will be present for some of the storms to become severe, perhaps as a squall line that moves east across the area along and southeast of Interstate 85. The stronger storms will produce damaging wind gusts and hail the size of quarters or larger. An isolated tornado will also be possible. The thunderstorms should move away during the early part of the evening on Monday.  Then a cold front approaching from the west will be the trigger for another round of strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday, May 4. The storms will increase the threat for isolated flash flooding across areas that see storms with heavy rain on Monday. The cold front could trigger isolated severe thunderstorms east of the mountains again on Wednesday, May 5, as it crosses the region.