Despite two inches of rain Cold Mountain Fire burns on. Firefighters are in the area protecting structures and communities. Being in a wilderness area it was determined Friday that as little would be done as possible to impact Shinning Rock Wilderness with fire lines, air drops and things that could affect the natural outcome of this event or the land, streams & forest in general. Shinning Rock Wilderness remains closed. Smoke is expected to linger in the area and is currently evident on radar. The forecast is fairly dry with a little rain likely Wednesday and next weekend, maybe snow showers the following Monday.
In flooding news Venice is flooding again and expected to do so over and over again this coming week.
France was hit hard as another low has formed in the area.