Flash flood warning extended for Harnett County

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — After a flash flood warning was issued for areas just north of Raleigh Saturday afternoon, another flash flood warning was issued for Harnett County Saturday night.

The Harnett County warning is until 1:15 a.m. Sunday. It had been until 10:15 p.m. Saturday, but was extended after rain kept falling, triggering more flooding.

The warning said that radar indicated nearly stationary thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.

“Up to 2  to 3 inches of rain have fallen in just the last hour. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly,” the warning said.

Later Saturday night, officials said 3 to 5 inches of rain had fallen in some areas and several roads were flooded.


While parts of central North Carolina were under a flash flood watch, a flash flood warning was issued Saturday afternoon for parts of the Triangle.

The warning is for northern Wake County, southeastern Durham County and Franklin County and lasts until 7:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

Weather officials said that by 4:30 p.m. up to 3 inches of rain had fallen in the past hour.

“Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly,” the warning said.

“Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area,” officials said.

Areas that will experience flooding include Raleigh, Durham, Louisburg, Wake Forest, Franklinton, RDU International, Morrisville, Rolesville, Youngsville and Centerville.

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