Sunday, June 25, 2006

Flooding Potential

Over the last couple of days, we've kept a close eye on a tropical wave just north of the Bahamas. That tropical wave is not showing signs of becoming a tropical depression right now, but it is bringing a lot of tropical moisture to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Combine that deep tropical moisture with a stalled out front to our west, and parts of central North Carolina could be dealing with some flooding over the next day or two.

Just about a week and a half ago, what was left of Tropical Storm Alberto made its way along a stationary front across North Carolina. We've all either experienced the flooding or seen pictures of the flooding that caused across Raleigh. Now, we cannot say we will see similar sights from this current weather setup, but flooding is certainly a possibility. If you live in a flood prone or low-lying area, please keep this in mind. Also, be cautious while driving. Unfortunately, most flooding deaths occur when someone tries to drive across a flooded roadway. It only takes a small amount of water to wash away a car or truck. The National Weather Service has a great saying when it comes to encountering a flooded roadway, "Turn around, don't drown!"

As of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for much of central North Carolina through Tuesday. Two to four inches of rain is possible from Sunday through Tuesday. Some locations that experience the heavier downpours could measure over six inches. We'll keep you posted with the latest weather advisories on News 14 Carolina.

You can let us know how much rain you have seen and send us pictures of any flooding in your area by e-mailing us at

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