Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
357 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

...HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED INTO SATURDAY...

.An upper level low over the Lower Mississippi Valley will track
northeast and will track across the Carolinas through Saturday
night and into Sunday. This storm system will bring periods of
moderate to heavy rain,and possibly a thunderstorm across coastal
sections of the state through Saturday. Rainfall amounts of one
to two inches can be expected. In addition, melting snow across
the interior Piedmont will contribute to additional runoff.

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Wake-Johnston-Wilson-Stanly-Montgomery-Moore-Lee-Harnett-Wayne-
Anson-Richmond-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson-
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
357 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

The Flash 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 Saturday afternoon

* Periods of rain, which will be heavy at times, is expected into
  Saturday. Storm total rainfall of one to two inches can be
  expected, with locally higher amounts possible. In addition,
  melting snow across the interior Piedmont will contribute to
  additional runoff.

* The rainfall and melting snow could produce flash flooding,
  particularly in low lying and poor drainage areas near creeks,
  streams, and ditches. Street flooding may also occur, likely
  exasperated by leaves and lingering snow blocking storm
  drains. In addition, minor to moderate flooding of streams and
  main stem rivers is possible over the weekend and into next
  week.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should
flash flood warnings be issued.

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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1115 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

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DURHAM-FRANKLIN-DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-CHATHAM-WAKE-STANLY-MONTGOMERY-
MOORE-LEE-HARNETT-ANSON-RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUSHY FORK, CONCORD, ROXBORO, SURL,
OXFORD, BUTNER, CREEDMOOR, DABNEY, HENDERSON, NORLINA, WISE,
AFTON, WARRENTON, LAKE GASTON, PFAFFTOWN, STANLEYVILLE,
WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, LAKE TOWNSEND, HIGH POINT, BURLINGTON,
GRAHAM, CHAPEL HILL, CARRBORO, BETHESDA, DURHAM,
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, PILOT, INGLESIDE, LOUISBURG, FRANKLINTON,
LEXINGTON, THOMASVILLE, ASHEBORO, ULAH, ARCHDALE, TRINITY, HASTY,
SILER CITY, BYNUM, MONCURE, PITTSBORO, RALEIGH, CARY, 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, WADESBORO,
POLKTON, ROCKINGHAM, HAMLET, EAST ROCKINGHAM, LAUREL HILL,
LAURINBURG, ANTIOCH, ASHLEY HEIGHTS, RAEFORD, ROCKFISH,
SILVER CITY, FAYETTEVILLE, AND FORT BRAGG
1115 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

...PATCHY DENSE FOG OVERNIGHT...

Very moist airmass will support areas of dense fog and drizzle
into the overnight hours. The fog and drizzle will reduce
visibility to less than one-quarter of a mile in some locations.
Next round of moderate to heavy rain is expected to overspread
the area between 4 to 7 am, which should help to dissipate the fog
and lead to improved visibilities.

Use caution if driving tonight.  Allow extra travel time and
stopping distance since the visibility may change rapidly over
short distances. Use low beam headlights and fog lamps to improve
your visibility of the road.


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