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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
506 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...Periods of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain expected
through tonight...

.A warm front will lift northward into our region today, followed
by a passage of a cold front from west to east tonight. Scattered
to numerous showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain
are expected today, especially this afternoon through this
evening. This additional rain falling on saturated soils may lead
to rapid runoff and possibly flooding.

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
506 AM EDT Wed May 24 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 late tonight.

* Scattered to numerous showers and storms will bring a threat of
  locally heavy rainfall today into tonight. As recent rains have
  produced saturated soils across the area, any additional heavy
  rainfall may lead to rapid runoff and flooding. Quick rises on
  creeks are also possible. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is
  expected today through tonight, with locally higher totals of 2
  to 3 inches possible, particularly in locations that see
  showers and storms move repeatedly over the same area.

* Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding, especially in urban and
  poor drainage areas. Rapid rises on creeks and flooding of
  drainage ditches are also possible.


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.

It only takes 6 to 12 inches of rapidly flowing water to 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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