RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — At 11:20 p.m. Monday, a flash flood warning was issued until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday for Durham, Franklin, Southern Granville, West Central Halifax, Northwestern Johnston, Nash, Northeastern Orange, Southern Person, Southern Vance and Wake counties.

At 11:20 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.

Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 2 inches in 2 hours. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Several damage reports came in across the central counties of the state.

Earlier Monday afternoon tornado warnings were in effect in the areas of Warren, Halifax, Franklin, Wake, Durham, Franklin, Granville and Vance counties.

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS EXPIRE

The first flash flood warning issued Monday afternoon was for Orange County and remained in effect through 6:45 p.m. A second warning has was issued through 6:30 p.m. and impacted the areas of:

  • Eastern Chatham County
  • Southeastern Durham County
  • Northeastern Harnett County
  • Northwestern Johnston County
  • Northeastern Lee County
  • Wake County

These warnings came after doppler radar indicated thunderstorms had already produced between 1 and 2.5 inches of rain in Orange County.

Additional locations that were predicted to experience flash flooding included Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Smithfield, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Clayton, Zebulon, Angier, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Knightdale, Wendell, Rolesville, Lake Wheeler, Lake Benson, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Mebane, Efland, Schley, Eno River State Park, William B Umstead State Park and Cane Creek Reservoir.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS EXPIRE

Two severe thunderstorm warnings issued just after 5 p.m. Monday impacting Nash, Halifax, Warren and Edgecombe counties expired as of 6:15 p.m.

The areas of southern Vance County, western Nash County, southeastern Granville County and Franklin County also had their severe thunderstorm warnings expire as of 5:30 p.m. Southern Durham and Granville counties along with north-central Wake County also expired out of the severe thunderstorm threat area as of 5 p.m.