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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