Live updates: Flood watch & wind advisory in effect for Triangle

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Tuesday is a WRAL Weather Alert Day due to the threat of heavy rainfall, damaging winds, flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina due to the possible dangers of Tuesday’s storms.

The Triangle will be under a Level 2 risk for severe weather, and multiple counties southeast of Raleigh, including Cumberland and Harnett, are under a Level 3 risk for severe weather due to a line of storms moving in from the west.

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Live updates

11:24 a.m.: City of Fayetteville asks residents to prepare for the storm by taking the following steps:

  • Clear storm drains and remove any debris that could potentially block street storm drains.
  • Securely store solid waste and recycling rollout carts away from the road.

11:20 a.m.: Strong winds but little to no rain in Raleigh.

10:40 a.m.: Light showers continue in Raleigh. We’re seeing heavier rainfall in Rocky Mount up to Roanoke Rapids and to the west in Roxboro and Durham.

10 a.m.: Wind advisory now in effect for several central North Carolina counties, including the Triangle, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Wind advisory Tuesday: What to expect
Wind advisory Tuesday: What to expect

9:20 a.m.: Quiet in Raleigh. Some showers in Durham along I-85.

9 a.m.: Flood watch now in effect for the Triangle and western counties.

Flood watch issued for Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Flood watch issued for Tuesday at 9 a.m.

8:48 a.m.: Durham Tech says it will be closing its campuses Tuesday at noon.

8:30 a.m.: Rain continues to fall across the Triangle.