Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
302 PM EDT Tue May 23 2017

...Two rounds of heavy rain will bring a risk for flooding
through late Wednesday night...

.A very moist air mass in place over central North Carolina
combined with a series of upper level disturbances and a surface
low crossing the area will bring periods of moderate to heavy
rain tonight and again Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.
This is expected to result in an increasing risk for flooding
along smaller streams and creeks, and including street flooding in
urban and low-lying areas.

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
302 PM EDT Tue May 23 2017


The Flood Watch is now in effect 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 late Wednesday night

* Showers and embedded thunderstorms, some with very heavy
  rainfall, will continue across central North Carolina through
  tonight. A second round of heavy rainfall is likely Wednesday
  afternoon into Wednesday night. Total rainfall amounts of two
  to four inches are likely, with localized higher amounts

* These high rainfall amounts will produce a threat of flooding,
  including street flooding and rising water on area creeks,
  across central North Carolina into Wednesday night.


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.

Only 6 to 12 inches of water can float a vehicle. Remember, never
drive through areas where water covers the road. The water may be
much deeper than it appears, and the road beneath could be washed
away or weakened.



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