Flood watch issued for most of NC as rains continue

With another rainy morning Tuesday, and more showers expected through the day, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Raleigh say some local areas in central North Carolina could see more than three inches of rain.

The Weather Service issued flood warnings for most of the state until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

“Showers and embedded thunderstorms will spread across central NC today through this evening. Rainfall totals of one to three inches will be common, and localized higher totals in excess of three inches are possible,” NWS forecasters write in their Tuesday morning warning.

The high rainfall means renewed threats of flooding across the state on roads and around creeks.

High temperatures Tuesday will likely stay in the upper 60s, the NWS forecasts. More rains and storms and likely Wednesday and Thursday, according to the NWS.

The Weather Service issued its usual warning for drivers who encounter flooded roads: “Only 6 to 12 inches of water can float a vehicle. Remember, never drive through areas where water covers the road. The water may be much deeper than it appears, and the road beneath could be washed away or weakened.”

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