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Flash flood warning in place until 11:45 a.m.

Commuters braves heavy rain along South Boulevard on Monday. Rain is expected to be steady and heavy at times on Monday, with 1 to 2 inches possible. Watch out for patchy fog throughout the day. The high should be near 64 degrees and a low around 56, according to the National Weather Service.
Commuters braves heavy rain along South Boulevard on Monday. Rain is expected to be steady and heavy at times on Monday, with 1 to 2 inches possible. Watch out for patchy fog throughout the day. The high should be near 64 degrees and a low around 56, according to the National Weather Service. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Heavy rain has heightened concerns about flooding on roads across the region, and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning that will remain in place until 11:45 a.m.

As much as 2 inches of rain is expected to fall in the Charlotte region on Monday. More than 1.6 inches of rain has already been recorded at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport between midnight and 9 a.m. Monday.

Periods of heavy rain are expected to continue into the evening hours.

Part of Sam Newell Road is closed near Independence Pointe Parkway, just south of Independence Boulevard, due to flooding, according to the Matthews Police Department.

Cane Creek Park Lake is closed to boat traffic due to flooding, according to a report issued shortly after 10 a.m. by Union County Parks & Recreation.

Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms

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