Because of the low speed of the storm and the heavy rainfall rates, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning until 11 p.m.
As many as four inches of rain fell in just more than an hour.
Impressive rain tonight in parts of Wake County...2-4" of rain fell in just over an hour pic.twitter.com/swQeDNuAUj— Steve Stewart (@StewartABC11) August 3, 2019
The flooding caused major issues at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.
The Town of Cary told ABC11 that four roads were affected by heavy water:
- High House Rd from Cary Parkway to Davis Drive
- Council Gap Court from Davis Drive to the traffic circle
- James Jackson Avenue near Darrington Drive
- Cary Parkway at High Street
Drivers in Cary were asked to avoid those areas. Police directed traffic in the trouble spots.
The Town of Apex also said heavy rain causing road flooding. Police urged drivers to stay off the roads if possible.
Meteorologist Steve Stewart said we could see a repeat storm Saturday.
The severe weather forced the postponement of the NC Courage's women's soccer match in Cary against the Washington Spirit. The match will be played Saturday at 4 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park.