RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Nearly two dozen counties in North Carolina are facing a severe thunderstorm threat through 11 p.m. Wednesday.
COUNTIES UNDER OBSERVATION
Counties affected by the 11pm warning are Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Granville, Lee, Nash, Warren, Vance, Alamance, Anson, Davidson, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Guilford, Halifax, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Randolph, Richmond and Stanley.
Those storms will likely be dispersed and can range from strong to violent within the watch area this afternoon and into the evening hours, the National Weather Service said. The more intense storm cells can also bring gusty and damaging winds. Hail is also possible.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
Thunderstorms with heavy rain cause flooding in and around the Knightdale area with up to 3 inches of rain as of 8 p.m. Flash floods are ongoing or expected in:
- Southwest Franklin County
- Northeast Johnston County
- Southwest Nash County
- Northeastern Wake County
- West-Central Wilson County
The warning is in effect until 10:30 p.m
Severe thunderstorm warnings
Severe thunderstorm warnings are also appearing in the region until the evening.
Alerts issued in Wake County, Edgecombe County and Wilson County were issued around 6:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. and have expired as of 7:45 p.m
Another warning was issued at 7:13 p.m. for parts of Orange, Person and Durham counties. Threats from this alert are expected in these areas by 8:15 p.m
https://www.cbs17.com/weather/severe-weather/severe-thunderstorm-watch-in-effect-for-23-nc-counties/ Flash flood warning issued in Central NC