Severe weather | Heavy rain moves through Triangle; Flash Flood Warning for Durham

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Heavy rain moves through Triangle; Flash Flood Warning for Durham
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Several counties are under flood advisories.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- In Durham and Chapel Hill, heavy rain drenched the area Friday evening, leading to a Flash Flood Warning for Durham.

Occasional thunder accompanied the driving rain. Durham is under a Flash Flood Warning until 1 a.m. An ABC11 breaking news crew reported flooding in a parking lot at a Durham Food Lion in the 3000 block of Fayetteville Street.

Flood Advisories were issued for Cumberland County through 12:30 p.m., and Durham, Orange, and Harnett counties through 1 a.m.

On top of the weather, a Code Orange air quality alert is in effect through Friday night because of unhealthy air quality from smoke.

Friday's hazy, humid forecast was largely intact, with a continued cloudy trend that allowed for another drop in the high with this update, to 89.

Rain and some lightning rolled through Moore County and surrounding areas late Friday afternoon.

Significant factors through the long holiday weekend will include wildfire smoke, oppressive humidity, and the risk for isolated severe storms (level 1 of 5 risk).

Saturday looks a lot like Friday. Less haze and a few more thunderstorms are possible. There is a Category 1 risk that they could turn severe with damaging winds so it will be a First Alert Day.

Sunday will be hot and humid with temperatures in the mid-90s and feels-like numbers from 102-106 degrees, You might see a stray shower.

Then hot and humid on Monday and Tuesday.