A rising tide may lift all boats, but not to the pleasure of homeowners in the WCHL listening area who are under various flood advisories from the National Weather Service.

The federal agency has issued a flood watch until April 25 for counties in central North Carolina that include Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake.

A flood warning was also issued for Haw River in Chatham and Alamance counties until April 26, with water levels expected to peak between 12 and 20 feet.

The deluge of wet weather is the result of mid-level low pressure systems interacting with a southern cold front and spreading deep moisture from the Atlantic Ocean.

Between 3 to 5 inches of rain may be produced during widespread precipitation and isolated thunderstorms that are expected to last through Monday night.

Precautionary measures for this type of forecast include avoiding deep water while driving and carefully monitoring any property situated in flood plains.

The chance of rain in Chapel Hill and adjacent towns over the next two days is 100 percent, with a slight chance of hail in the event that thunderstorms develop.

Doppler from WRAL.