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Delta's rain calls off farmers market, council conversation

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the area as tropical moisture from hurricane Delta spread over the region. The bad weather forced the city to call off the Saturday farmers market in the Historic Seventh Avenue District and to postpone a Council Conversation with council member Lyndsey Simpson.

Heavy rain overnight caused a tree to fall across Little River Road in Flat Rock, blocking the road in both directions. Duke Energy reported that 314 customers were without power in Henderson County Saturday afternoon.

Rain from Delta will continue to fall in the area through Sunday before moving east of the area by Monday, the National Weather Service said. Flash flooding is possible from heavier rain bands near the Blue Ridge escarpment and foothills.

The forecast called for an 80 percent chance of rain today with totals of up to three-quarters of an inch, 90 percent tonight with 1-2 more inches and 90 percent during the day on Sunday with close to an inch possible.
Monday turns partly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of showers. Nice weather returns Tuesday and Wednesday with a highs in the low to mid 70s under sunny skies.

The city said in a news release it would announce a new date for the Council Conversation with Simpson, which had been set for 11 a.m. at the historic train depot.