Flood Watch issued April 22 at 10:07PM EDT by NWS Raleigh
Alamance; Chatham; Davidson; Durham; Edgecombe; Forsyth; Franklin; Granville; Guilford; Halifax; Johnston; Nash; Orange; Person; Randolph; Vance; Wake; Warren; Wilson
...Heavy rain expected Sunday into Monday night...
.An upper level low pressure will slowly track east across the
region Sunday through Monday. A cold front will stall just to our
south and waves of low pressure will track eastward along this
boundary. Deep moisture will be pulled into the system from the
Atlantic, aiding the heavy rainfall. This will likely result in
significant rises on areas streams and rivers, leading to
flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas late Sunday through
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* All of central North Carolina.
* Through Tuesday morning
* Widespread rain along with isolated thunderstorms are expected
tonight through Monday evening, with periods of heavy rain.
Storm total rainfall amounts are expected to range between 3 and
5 inches, with locally 6 inches possible.
* The long duration of the rain through Monday night will saturate
the ground. Bursts and periods of heavy rain will lead to rapid
runoff, producing flooding of creeks and streams. Main stem
rivers will 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.