Flash Flood Watch Until Friday 6:00 a.m. – Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange

By WCHL News Posted July 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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

***Listen to an Update from NWS’s Jonathan Blaes***

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD TODAY AND TONIGHT DUE TO DEEP MOISTURE OVER THE AREA AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. HEAVY DOWNPOURS PRODUCING ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN IN AN HOUR WOULD CAUSE FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS.

* THE SOIL IS SATURATED AND STREAMS AND RIVERS ARE RUNNING HIGH DUE TO RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN WILL RUN OFF QUICKLY… POTENTIALLY PRODUCING DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING… ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS… ON SMALLER STREAMS… AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. DRIVERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR HEAVY RAIN… WHICH COULD CAUSE HYDROPLANING AS WELL AS REDUCE VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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