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Charlotte area is under a Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service issued this alert at 2:50 p.m.:

..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATETHURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HASEXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA ANDUPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...INNORTH CAROLINA...ALEXANDER...CABARRUS...CATAWBA...CLEVELAND...DAVIE...GASTON...IREDELL...LINCOLN...MECKLENBURG...ROWAN ANDUNION NC. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...CHEROKEE AND YORK.

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR A WIDESPREAD TWO TO FOUR INCHES OFRAIN FROM NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY ON THURSDAY. AREASWHERE THUNDERSTORMS REPEATEDLY AFFECT THE SAME LOCATIONS MAY SEELOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL.

* THIS AMOUNT OF RAINFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME COULD RESULTIN RAPID RISES AND FLOODING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEADTO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTIONSHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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