WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – The National Weather Service in Raleigh has extended the flash flood warning for Wake County until 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
The original warning, issued at 6:45 a.m. prompted the alert until 8:45 a.m. It issued its first extension until 10:45 a.m., but again updated it.
Doppler radar is indicating thunderstorms have already produced between two and five inches in the county, with heavy rain continuing to fall.
The thunderstorms are producing flash floods that are now being deemed life-threatening. Flooding is coming from creeks, streams, urban areas, highways, streets as well as underpasses.
Additionally, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Zebulon, RDU International Airport, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Knightdale, Wendell, Rolesville, Lake Wheeler, Lake Benson, William B Umstead State Park, the Research Triangle, Falls Lake Boat Ramp and Carpenter are now all issued for flash flooding.
If you see pooling water, turn around, do not drive through standing water. Water can be deeper than it appears.