Blackwater River at 7.95 feet

Published 6:09 pm Monday, October 29, 2012

FRANKLIN–At 4:45 p.m. Monday, the Blackwater River was at 7.95 feet. Seven hours earlier, it was a 7.06 feet.

Flood stage is 12 feet, which is when the river starts leaving its banks. Low-lying areas would be impacted.

The river would need to get to 20 feet before affecting the downtown. The river rose to 26.27 feet when Hurricane Floyd flooded the downtown in September 1999.

Monday night’s forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain with wind gusts up to 39 mph. New precipitation amounts will be between a quarter and half an inch.

Tuesday calls for a 60 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1 p.m. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.