Storms bring flash flood threat to central North Carolina

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Flash flooding possible this morning

Rain and sometimes high winds has pelted much of central North Carolina, causing flooding concerns in some parts of the viewing area,

As Tuesday began, the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a flash flood warning for several central counties, including:

- Durham County
- Orange County
- Southern Granville County
- Alamance County

The flood warning ended at 6 a.m.

Thunderstorms producing heavy rain have drenched those areas. Already, one to three inches of rain have fallen.

Some locations that may experience flooding include Durham, Chapel Hill, Burlington, Graham, Oxford, Hillsborough, Creedmoor, Carrboro, Mebane and Butner.

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Chief Meteorologist Chris Hohmann explains the dangers of driving during flooding conditions.

Excessive runoff from the heavy rain could cause flash flooding of creeks and streams, roads, low lying and poor drainage areas. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the road. Many roads and intersections in the area will quickly flood. When encountering flooded roads, turn around, don't drown.
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