Flash flood watch posted statewide

Flash flood watch posted statewide

As of 4:30 a.m. Monday, Herald did not expect an appreciable amount of rain later Monday morning.

Heavy rain and gusting winds will make the use of umbrellas mostly futile in the Lehigh Valley today, according to the National Weather Service.

The area of the flood watch includes the following counties Alamance, Anson, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson. Landslides are also a concern.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Torrential downpours are expected, and flash flooding will be possible across portions of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia through the morning and into the evening.

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The weather service says the bulk of the storms are expected to move through the area just before or during the morning commute.

Many areas of the island were without power overnight due to lightning. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 36.

The rain is being blamed for a series of motor vehicle accidents around the region. It will be chilly Monday and Tuesday until a warm front moves in on Wednesday.

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