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Flood advisory reinstated for some counties till 8 p.m. Friday

After record-setting rainfall and flooding earlier in the week, several counties along the Catawba River are under a flood advisory till 8 p.m. Friday.

According to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, portions of Mecklenburg, Gaston, Chester and York Counties could see additional flooding as anticipated rain works its way through already swollen lakes and rivers.

Some locations that could experience minor flooding are Belmont; Mt. Holly; Carowinds; Fort Mill; Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake, among others.

High water levels are expected for the next several days as low-lying moisture makes scattered showers likely through early Sunday.

Forecasters predict showers and thunderstorms developing around Charlotte after 5 p.m. Friday, with periods of heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightening possible, especially in higher elevations.

Charlotte’s record for precipitation was broken Monday after receiving 1.6 inches of rain. Some areas of the upper Catawba River got 11 inches of rain or more over three days.

Hilary Trenda

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