Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
426 AM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

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

.Strong mid level low pressure will slowly cross the region today
through Monday, 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
moderate to heavy rainfall over central North Carolina, with the
heaviest rain expected to fall Monday morning through Monday
evening. This will likely result in significant rises on areas
creeks and rivers, leading to flooding of low lying and poor
drainage areas tonight through 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
426 AM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central North Carolina, including the following
  areas. 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 along with isolated thunderstorms are expected
  tonight through Monday evening, with periods of heavy rain.
  Storm total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* The long duration of the rain through Monday night will saturate
  the ground. Periods of heavy rain will lead to rapid runoff,
  likely producing flooding of creeks and in areas of poor
  drainage. 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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