The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory and flash flood warning for central North Carolina counties on Friday morning, as heavy rainfall is expected to cause flooding. The advisory, which lasts until 8:45 a.m., covers Wake, Johnston, and Harnett Counties, while the flash flood warning covers south central Wake County and north central Harnett County, and lasts until 11:15 p.m.
Weather officials have warned of flooding in creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, and have reported three to five inches of rain in the affected areas. Locations such as Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Duncan, Raven Rock State Park, and Lake Benson have already been impacted, with road closures reported. In addition, a flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Raleigh for southwestern Durham County and southwestern Orange County, which is set to expire at 2:15 p.m. on Friday.
Thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area have caused between one to two inches of rain, with an additional two inches possible, leading to life-threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses. Locations such as Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Parkwood, Bethesda, Gorman, and Jordan Lake could experience flash flooding. The warning advises drivers to turn around when encountering flooded roads.