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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
929 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

929 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flood Watch.

Showers will increase in coverage and intensity overnight, primarily
over the western and southern Piedmont.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flood Watch.

Widespread showers with heavy rain will occur across most of central
NC Monday and Monday night. The saturated soil will lead to runoff,
causing creeks and streams to quickly fill and run out of their

In addition, there is a chance of strong to marginally severe
thunderstorms in the southern coastal plain region, mainly along and
east of a Laurinburg to Goldsboro line late Monday and Monday night.
The main severe weather threat is from isolated damaging wind gusts.


Spotter activation may be needed Monday and Monday night. Spotters
are encouraged to report rainfall totals in excess of three inches.


Flood Watch

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

...Periods of heavy rain expected 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 overnight in the western Piedmont, then
spread east to cover the remainder of central NC 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
923 PM 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 will continue overnight across the western half
  of central NC. The rain will become heavy, especially in the
  Piedmont later tonight. The heavy rain will spread east across
  the remainder of central NC Monday and Monday night. Storm
  total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* 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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