The National Weather Service issued a flash warning for Blantyre and the Pleasant Grove Road and said the French Broad River would cause minor flooding this afternoon.
The weather service said the French Broad River reached 14.2 feet Sunday night and was expected to reach 16½ feet by this afternoon, six inches above flood stage. Low-lying farmfields and a tree farm and greenhouse near Grove Bridge Road were expected to flood. Floodwaters were expected to cover Pleasant Grove Road with 6 inches of water near Tally Road and Creek’s Edge Drive, the weather service said.
Chance of rain is 30 percent today after heavy rain fell all day Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures will remain cool, with a high Sunday of 57, warming up to 68 on Monday and reaching 70 on Tuesday under partly sunny skies. The rest of the week will cool down again, with highs in the mid 60s Wednesday and Thursday and only around 60 Friday and Saturday.
Rainfall for the year is 14.26 at the Asheville airport, the weather service said, 5.11 inches ahead of normal.