...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS PARTS OF
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA THIS MORNING...
.AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL
GENERATE NUMEROUS HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA THIS MORNING. THE APPROACHING FRONT
WILL CONTAIN VERY MOIST AIR AND THE RESULTING HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS
WILL FALL ON SOIL ALREADY SATURATED BY RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL.
FLASH FLOODING COULD QUICKLY DEVELOP UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF PIEDMONT NORTH CAROLINA AND WESTERN NORTH
CAROLINA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN PIEDMONT NORTH
CAROLINA, ALEXANDER, CATAWBA, DAVIE, AND IREDELL. IN WESTERN
NORTH CAROLINA, AVERY, BUNCOMBE, BURKE MOUNTAINS, CALDWELL
MOUNTAINS, EASTERN MCDOWELL, GRAHAM, GREATER BURKE, GREATER
CALDWELL, HAYWOOD, MADISON, MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS, MITCHELL,
NORTHERN JACKSON, SWAIN, AND YANCEY.
* UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY
* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD ALONG A COLD
FRONT THIS MORNING, PRODUCING AREAS OF HEAVY RAINFALL. SOILS ARE
NEARLY SATURATED ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION, AND THE ADDITIONAL
HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO DEVELOP VERY QUICKLY.
* RESIDENTS IN LOW-LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS WILL WANT TO
MONITOR NEARBY WATER LEVELS VERY CLOSELY. CAMPERS, HIKERS, AND
OTHERS INVOLVED IN OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES WILL ALSO
WANT TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON NEARBY STREAM LEVELS AND BE
PREPARED TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING DEVELOPS.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS IF VENTURING INTO AREAS OF RUGGED TERRAIN.
IF HEAVY RAIN DEVELOPS NEARBY, SEEK HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. HAVE A SOURCE OF WEATHER
INFORMATION, SUCH AS NOAA WEATHER RADIO, AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES.
UNCG alumnus Francis Alonso, 22, talks to the media after a pre-draft workout with the Charlotte Hornets in May.
Francis Alonso won't be starting a professional career overseas just yet.
The former UNCG sharpshooter will instead get a shot at the NBA in the Las Vegas Summer League with Charlotte, starting on Friday when the Hornets meet Golden State.
A 6-3 guard from Spain, Alonso averaged 17.6 points last season as he helped lead UNCG to its third straight 25-win season. A career 40-percent shooter from beyond the arc, Alonso set a new school record with 396 3-pointers and joined Kyle Hines as the Spartans' only 2,000-point scorers.
With his lighting-quick release and basketball I.Q., Alonso helped transform the UNCG program as it took off for Coach Wes Miller.
“You know, I’m not sure I have the ability to articulate in a handful of sentences what Francis Alonso has meant to our program,” Miller said in March. “What I’m most concerned with is if I try, my words won’t do him justice. Because he’s meant so much to this program in so many different ways.”
The Hornets meeting with the Warriors will be televised on NBATV at 9 p.m. on Friday night before Charlotte takes on San Antonio at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.