By Jesse Wood
July 3, 2013. Rain. Rain. Rain.
As of 7:30 p.m., it has rained 3.23 inches in downtown Boone today, according to RaysWeather.com.
That brings July’s total rainfall for downtown Boone to just shy of five inches while being only three days into the month – compare that to the entire month of June when Boone experienced 7.61 inches of rain.
How much has it rained today in other regions of the High Country – as of approximately 7:30 p.m.?
- Banner Elk – 1.34 inches
- Sugar Mountain – 2.67 inches
- Foscoe – 2.69 inches
- Valle Crucis – 2.45 inches
- Zionville – 2.99 inches
- Beech Mountain – 1.71 inches
So what’s the weather forecast for the next day or two?
“You’re looking at it,” David Still, a local meteorologist with Ray’s Weather, said, adding that a steady and heavy rain will likely continue tonight with on-and-off heavy showers for the Fourth of July.
In its latest Flash Flood notice released at about 4 p.m., the National Weather Service said a Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through Thursday evening for Watauga and Ashe counties.
“Bands or clusters of showers and thunderstorms may produce rainfall rates of up to three inches per hour,” the watch reads.
How much has it rained this year?
Ray’s Weather has you covered with year-to-date totals as of the end of June: