Tropical Depression Fred prompts flash flood warnings across the Appalachians of North Carolina
Within the past 24 hours, 3 to 6 inches of rain has fallen over the area — with 3 inches falling between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy.
Flood watches are in effect for portions of the southern and central Appalachians until 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Tornado watches are also in effect over the western Carolinas and southwest Virginia, the NHC said.
Fred generated heavy rain and a number of tornadoes from Georgia to the Carolinas on Tuesday.