Intense Sunday thunderstorms bring flash flooding, water rescues and power outages

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Saturday, July 8, 2023
First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: July 9
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First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: July 9

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A level two severe weather risk brought heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and power outages across the Triangle Sunday afternoon.

More than 30,000 customers were without power across North Carolina, with several thousand throughout Wake County, Chatham County, and Moore County among others.

Scattered showers and storms are expected tp linger Sunday night. Temperatures will be warm and muggy in the low 70s.

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In Wake County, strong winds and heavy rainfall made its way through the viewing area. There were reports of power outages and downed trees in Durham, Raleigh, and Apex.

Flash flooding was reported in Chatham County on Sunday afternoon, where Pittsboro police said that in the areas of Thompson Street and Oakwood Drive, roads were passable only by trucks and SUVs.

In Person County, mainly in Roxboro, flash flooding was also a problem.

Madison Blvd was closed between Long Ave and Barden Street and fire and rescue personnel aided a family from an entrapped vehicle. The water there is estimated at 2 feet deep.

There was plenty of sunshine out there Sunday morning but storms were already rolling through the North Carolina mountains and headed to the Triangle for the afternoon.

Heavy rain and lashing winds began in Alamance County about noon as the system moved to the east with booming thunder and flashes of lightning

A spotty shower is possible Monday, with some afternoon sun and a little less humid with temperatures in the low 90s. It will get hotter and more humid as the week goes on.

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Saturday brought hot and humid weather with temperatures reaching close to 90 degrees in some areas.

Storms with locally heavy rain and frequent lightning moved through parts of the Triangle on Saturday afternoon.