National Weather Service Raleigh issues a Flash Flood Warning and Flood Advisory
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Several rounds of storms triggered two flash flood warnings and some severe thunderstorm warnings in central North Carolina on Saturday.
A second flash flood warning was issued just before 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in west-central Wake County, the National Weather Service said. The flash flood warning was then extended to 5:30pm when it was then allowed to expire.
The warning said that Doppler radar indicated the occurrence of thunderstorms leading to heavy rain in the warned area.
The National Weather Service said the flash flood warning has been extended until 4:20 p.m.
“Although the rain has ended, many creeks and creeks in and around Apex, Morrisville and Cary remain at or above flood stage. The flash flood warning has been extended until these streams drop below flood stage. Flash floods are occurring,” the expanded warning said. actually.
The severe thunderstorm warning was allowed to expire at 3 p.m. in Northeastern Edgecombe County and southeast Halifax County, the National Weather Service said.
The National Weather Service in Raleigh earlier issued a flash flood warning for the west-central portion of Wake County, which expired at 1 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued just before 12:30 p.m. and later expired at 1:15 p.m. for north-central Harnett County, northeastern Lee County, southwestern Wake County and eastern Chatham County, according to the National Weather Service.
According to forecasters, “life-threatening flash floods” were expected due to the heavy amount of rain resulting from the morning thunderstorms.
Areas under a flash flood warning include Raleigh, Cary, RDU International Airport, Morrisville, Research Triangle, William P. Omstead State Park and Carpenter.
According to NWS Raleigh, up to an inch more rain was possible in areas under a flash flood warning and flash flood warning.
A previous severe thunderstorm warning said a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles west of Fuquay Varina, or 12 miles northeast of Sanford, and moving north at 25 mph.
The storm had 60 mph winds, heavy rain and lightning.
Areas in the warning included Raleigh, Cary, Pittsboro, Fukui-Varina, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Broadway, Crosswinds Boating Center and Crosswinds Campground.
Rivers, creeks, creeks and other low-lying, flood-prone locations are most at risk of flooding.
Forecasters remind people to “turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads.” According to the warning, most flood deaths occur in vehicles.