Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
306 AM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...Periods of heavy rain expected today and tonight...

.A potent upper level low and associated surface low pressure
system will track southeast from the Deep South to the Southeast
coast this afternoon and evening, then lift slowly northeast
along the Carolina coast tonight and Tuesday.

Including the cities of Bushy Fork, Concord, Roxboro, Surl,
Oxford, Butner, Creedmoor, Dabney, Henderson, Norlina, Wise,
Afton, Warrenton, Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Pfafftown,
Stanleyville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lake Townsend,
High Point, Burlington, Graham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Bethesda,
Durham, Research Triangle, Pilot, Ingleside, Louisburg,
Franklinton, Nashville, Aventon, Red Oak, Sharpsburg,
Spring Hope, Rocky Mount, Lexington, Thomasville, Asheboro, Ulah,
Archdale, Trinity, Hasty, Siler City, Bynum, Moncure, Pittsboro,
Raleigh, Cary, Smithfield, Clayton, Flowers, Selma, Benson,
Coats Crossroads, New Hope, Wilson, Albemarle, Plyler, Troy,
Biscoe, Mount Gilead, Pekin, Badin Lake, Eldorado,
Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Eagle Springs, Seven Lakes,
Cumnock, Gum Springs, Sanford, Tramway, Dunn, Anderson Creek,
Timberlake, Duncan, Erwin, Angier, Lillington, Goldsboro,
Wadesboro, Polkton, Rockingham, Hamlet, East Rockingham,
Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Antioch, Ashley Heights, Raeford,
Rockfish, Silver City, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, and Clinton
306 AM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* All of central North Carolina.

* Through sunrise Tuesday.

* Widespread rain will shift eastward into central North Carolina
  today and tonight. Rain will be heavy at times, especially this
  afternoon and evening. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are
  expected over most of central North Carolina, with locally
  heavier amounts possible.

* Flooding of local creeks and streams can be expected. Water
  levels in main stem rivers will rise significantly this
  afternoon and tonight, particularly the Yadkin, Haw, Neuse,
  Tar, Roanoke, and Cape Fear.


Monitor NOAA weather radio or your local media outlet for the
latest forecasts and warnings. Residents in flood prone areas
should prepare for the possibility of flooding today into tonight.



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