Wake, Johnston counties included in flash flood warning until early Tuesday

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Wake County, Johnston County and part of Sampson County are under a flash flood warning until 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said late Monday night.

Around 11:15 p.m. Monday, law enforcement reported flash flooding  due to heavy rain in Raleigh and Four Oaks. Between 3 and 8 inches of rain have fallen.

Multiple water rescues and road closures have been reported.

Another flash flood warning was issued around 11:40 p.m. Monday for eastern Vance County and all of Warren County until 1:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said law enforcement reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain from Henderson to Warrenton. Between 4 and 8 inches of rain have fallen since 8 p.m.

Previously, part of Wake County and other areas in central North Carolina were under a flash flood warning until 10 p.m. Monday — but that warning was extended for Wake and Johnston counties.

Harnett County was also under the earlier flood warning as radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain that were located mostly between Angier and Clayton, the alert said.

A flash flood warning was also issued until 11:45 p.m. for Granville, Vance and Warren counties.

Earlier, the NWS said 2 to 3 inches of rain had already fallen in the warned areas.

“Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly,” the alert said just before 7 p.m. Monday.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Raleigh, Cary, Smithfield, Clinton, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Clayton, Zebulon, Benson, RDU International, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Knightdale, Micro, Selma, Wendell, Rolesville and Four Oaks.

“Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the warning said.

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