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Additional Showers & Storms Wednesday Raise Flooding Concerns Across Western and Central NC

More showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday across the Carolinas, which will raise flooding concerns across the western and central part of the state.

Numerous showers and storms developed in the mountains and drifted eastward across the foothills and piedmont of NC on Tuesday, and a similar situation is expected on Wednesday. Showers and storms will be possible at any time during the day and night; however, the best chance of showers and storms will be during the afternoon and evening hours during peak heating.

Flash flooding remains a concern with the tropical airmass in place. Any storms that develop have the potential to  drop 1-2 inches of rain in a short amount of time. The Weather Prediction Center has placed much of western NC under a slight risk of flash flooding between 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and 8:00 a.m. Thursday.

Another 1-3 inches of rain is possible across the western and central parts of NC where the heaviest showers and storms track on Wednesday. Areas that miss the heaviest showers and storms will see a quarter of an inch of rain.

The image below is the total precipitation from 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Heavy rain is expected again on Thursday with the same southerly flow remaining across the southeast.

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