Some roads closed as flash flood warning expires for parts of Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe counties

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A flash flood warning for areas of south of Raleigh was allowed to expire Saturday night, but a new warning was issued for areas northeast of Wake County where flooded roads were closed Saturday night.

A flash flood warning was issuded around 7:35 p.m. for northeastern Nash County, western Edgecombe County and northeastern Wilson County, according to the National Weather Service.

At 7:34 p.m., Doppler radar indicated nearly stationary thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen, including around the city of Rocky Mount, forecasters said.

Around 9 p.m., officials said at least three roads in the area were flooded and closed.

Gay Road near Leggett Road and Leggett Road near Springfield Road in Edgecombe County east of Rocky Mount are both closed.

Speights Chapel Road is closed near Battleboro-Leggett Road in the same area east of Rocky Mount. South Halifax Road near Oak Level Road in Nash County near Rocky Mount is flooded and closed.

The flash flood warning was allowed to expire at 10:30 p.m.

A second severe thunderstorm warning was issued Saturday afternoon and a flash flood warning was also issued, weather forecasters said.

The flash flood warning was issued around 5:10 p.m. for east central Moore County, northwestern Sampson County,  Cumberland County and eastern Hoke County

The flash flood warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Fayetteville, Raeford, Fort Bragg, Godwin, Pope AFB, Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Eastover, Roseboro and Stedman, forecasters said.

The latest severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 4:55 p.m. for southeastern Harnett County and northeastern Cumberland County, according to the National Weather Service. It expired at 5:45 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Saturday afternoon for part of the Sandhills area.

As of 3:35 p.m., the severe thunderstorm warning was issued for north central Moore County, Lee County and southwestern Chatham County, according to the National Weather Service.

“At 3:35 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Goldston, or 8 miles northwest of Sanford, moving south at 10 mph,” the warning said.

Quarter-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts are expected during the severe thunderstorms.

“Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees,” the weather service said.

Areas impacted include Sanford, Carthage, Goldston, Lemon Springs, Gum Springs, Cumnock, Tramway and Glendon.

The warning lasts until 4:30 p.m.

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