Due to heavy rains, Weiss Lake has risen above summer pool and could reach elevation near 568 as early as Monday, March 29. Spill gates are open. APC will provide periodic lake level updates here. Individuals with boats and water-related equipment and facilities should be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their property.
As of this morning at 7:00, (Sunday, March 28th, 2021) the current Weiss Lake level is at 567ft, that’s 3ft above the full pool of 564 ft.
Those having property around Weiss Lake should take action NOW to protect their belongings. Motorists should also exercise caution with more and more roads across the area being subject to ponding or outright flooding; also, anyone that may be fishing on Weiss Lake should take extra care, due to a large amount of debris deposited in the water from the high winds and rain.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the Flood Warning for East Central Cherokee County until 6:30 today. (Sunday, March 28th).
Some locations that will experience flooding include… Centre, Cedar Bluff, Eastern Weiss Lake, Howells Crossroads and Waterhouse.
More rain is also forecasted for the next several days.
Today Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Temperature falling to around 65 by 5pm. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight Patchy frost after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Monday Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night Clear, with a low around 43. Calm wind.
Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 68. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 34