Heavy rain brings flooding, more storms expected

Heavy rain brings flooding, more storms expected

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by WCNC.com Staff & Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 5:08 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 12:04 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Storms and heavy rainfall have forced several flash-food watches for the Charlotte region on Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch  for portions of the Piedmont, including Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan and Union counties.

Heavy rain caused flooding and problems Friday night. Residence in the Trinity Farms neighborhood had part their road  washed away. The Lincoln County town pushed drain pipes for a creek under Amity Lane downstream, and the gravel road collapsed into the creek.

On Sunday, storms and heavy rain continued to fall through out the region.  Some roads remained closed Monday due to all the rain.

Part of Gilead Road in Huntersville is closed due to this weekend's rain. Bowman Barrier Road is also closed in Mount Pleasant because of flooding from a creek nearby.

"The heavy rain will continue today with Flash flooding watches in effect for most of our region," forecaster Larry Sprinkle said.

The National Weather Service also warned of potential problems in Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, Lee, Moore and Randolph counties Monday morning.
 
A flash flood warning was posted in Anson, Montgomery, Richland and Stanley counties. A flash flood watch was in effect across most of central and eastern North Carolina through Tuesday.

Monday the humidity will remain high along with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will stay in the low to mid-80s. Scattered to numerous showers and storms will be possible at any time during the day.

"We'll get some breaks from the showers today, but the chance of rain remains at 70 percent," Sprinkle said. "This rain will hang around for much of the week though."

Rain chances will remain on the high side through at least the first half of this week. Showers and storms will be efficient rain producers, so flooding and flash flooding will continue to be a major concern through Wednesday.

Temperatures will stay in the upper 60s each morning this week. Highs will likely stay in the low to mid-80s thanks to cloud cover and periods of rain.

According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, these roads are closed Monday morning as a result of flooding and flood damage over the weekend:

MECKLENBURG


Gilead Road, between McCoy and Bud Henderson roads.

CABARRUS

Bowman Barrier Road

Harris Road, between Poplar Tent Road and Skybrook Drive

John White Road

Macedonia Church Road, near Macedonia Church.

Mount Pleasant Road

Pharr Mill Road, between Rocky River Road and Sequoia Hills Drive

Walker Road, between N.C. 49 and Mount Pleasant High School

Zion Church Road at Flowes Store Road

STANLY

Nelson Mountain Road, west of Albemarle

Pole Running Road, northeast of Locust

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