FORECAST: Heavy rain and strong winds expected throughout Sunday

ABOVE: The latest forecast update from Severe Weather Center 9. To stay on top of changing weather conditions, be sure to download our free WSOC-TV weather app.

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect from 7 a.m. on Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday for the high country, mountains.

A High Wind Warning is in effect until 7 p.m. on Monday for the high country.

  • We can expect widespread rain and strong gusty winds throughout Sunday.
  • As expected, the system has shifted slightly westward, bringing us slightly lower rainfall totals than originally anticipated.
  • As of right now, models are trending closer to 1.5 to 2 inches of rain for the metro. Anson and Richmond counties will be under a flood watch until 6 a.m. on Monday.
  • The gusty winds are expected to pick up throughout the afternoon. Avery, Caldwell, Burke, and Ashe counties will be under a wind advisory through Monday afternoon.
  • Next week, cooler air is set to move in by Tuesday, with daytime temperatures in the 40s through Wednesday.
  • Overnight lows are expected to plummet down to the low 20s.
  • Temperatures will then trend closer to average by the end of the week.

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Madi Baggett

Madi Baggett,

Madi is a meteorologist for Severe Weather Center 9.