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Flooding may continue into Sunday

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

While the strongest storms and highest rainfall rates have now moved east, numerous showers and thunderstorms continue to push in from the Southwest, potentially adding to the trouble we've seen in parts of the Carolinas.

The hardest hit areas have been Catawba and Lincoln counties, where in some cases over ten inches of rain was reported Saturday.

As of 7:00 p.m. Saturday, much of the area remains under a Flash Flood Watch. Any storms that do develop have the potential to create heavy downpours and may cause rapidly rising water.

Several areas remain under Areal Flood Advisories, including Mecklenburg county, and Flood Warnings have been extended for western Catawba and Lincoln counties along with Wilkes county. Officials in these areas are urging people to remain at home unless it's absolutely necessary to leave.

Another round of storms is back in the forecast for Sunday before conditions look to improve early next week.

For more on the hardest hit areas, click here.

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