Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
158 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...Heavy rain expected tonight through Monday night...

.Strong mid level low pressure will slowly cross the region
through Monday night, as waves of low pressure track eastward
along a cold front stalled out just to our south. Deep moisture
will spread into our area from the Atlantic, resulting in periods
of heavy rainfall over central North Carolina, with the heaviest
rain expected to fall tonight in the west, then spreading east
to cover much of the region Monday and Monday night.

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
158 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* All of central North Carolina, including the following counties,
  Alamance, Anson, Chatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham,
  Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Halifax,
  Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Orange,
  Person, Randolph, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Vance,
  Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.

* Through Tuesday morning

* Widespread rain will continue tonight. The rain will become
  heavy, especially in the Piedmont later tonight. The heavy rain
  will spread east across all the region on Monday and Monday
  night. Storm total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are

* The long duration of the rain through Monday night or Tuesday
  morning will saturate the ground. Periods of heavy rain will
  lead to rapid runoff, likely producing flooding of creeks and
  streams. Main stem rivers will likely see significant rises in
  the water levels by Monday, including the Yadkin, Haw, Neuse,
  Tar, Roanoke, and Cape Fear.


A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Monitor later forecasts and be alert for
possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.




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