Saturday, 21 April, 2018

Flash flood warnings and watches issued for much of Central NC

Flood waters cover the intersection of Hiawatha and State Fair boulevards in Syracuse in this 2015 file First flood watch posted for Upstate NY as heavy rain approaches
Ellis Copeland | 16 April, 2018, 14:46

A flash flood watch has been posted the main Hawaiian islands until 6 a.m. Sunday as an upper level disturbance near the islands combines with abundant moisture riding in on strong trade winds.

Rain will be falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, with a storm total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches, the weather service said.

Behind the cold front, gusty northwest winds will spread across the region Monday afternoon and continue to be strong and gusty through Wednesday.

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Parishes across the southern part of the state under a flash flood watch include Orleans, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Charles, Pointe Coupee, St. Tammany and Washington.

Weather officials say the greatest risk for flooding will be along windward slopes, though all areas could experience flooding. Excessive rainfall may lead to flash flooding in urban areas such as Roanoke and Martinsville, and along creeks, streams an low-lying areas.

Traveling can be impacted due to torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move through, according to the NWS. Rapidly rising flood waters may inundate roadways quickly. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 36.

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