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Flash Flood watch until Monday afternoon

The National Weather service has issued a flash flood watch for several counties until Monday evening.

Those counties include:

-Cabarrus
-Catawba
-Gaston
-Iredell
-Lincoln
-Mecklenburg
-Union
-Rowan
-Chester
-York

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms may produce at least 2-3 inches of rain in a small period of time.


These rains have the potential to cause rises in creeks and streams that will push them out of their banks, and can also cause urban flooding in the Charlotte area.

WBTV Meteorologist Kelly Franson says potential flooding problems will likely be a concern through Thursday.  "We've got a pipeline of moisture streaming in from the south will keep heavy showers and storms popping up frequently this week."  Franson says the best moisture availability is just to the east of Charlotte on Sunday, but will gradually pull to the west, which means flooding concerns will likely extend into the foothills & mountains by midweek, if not sooner.  

Northern Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly and parts of Lincoln county picked up 3 to 6 inches of rain Friday night.  Franson says those areas are a big concern as the ground is saturated and creeks and stream are already high, but cautions that locally heavy rain from new storms could cause flooding problems anywhere in the WBTV viewing area.


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