Flood watch for much of NC, central SC as more rain heads east

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Central North Carolina is not nearly done with rain yet, National Weather Service forecasters said Wednesday as they predicted up to 2 more inches and posted a flood watch for the region.

Similar cautions were posted for western and northeast North Carolina, central South Carolina, and parts of Maryland and Georgia.

The amount of rain recently has saturated the ground, and creeks, streams and rivers are already running high, the weather service office in Raleigh, North Carolina, said. Some rivers were already above their flood stages.

The flood watch – which means conditions could easily develop for flooding – is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday, forecasters in Raleigh said.

“The rain is expected to continue through much of Thursday. Heavy rain is expected, with storm totals forecast between 1.50 and 2 inches through Thursday,” the flood watch said.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572 @RPGKT