A flood advisory has been issued until 8:30 p.m. for south-central Catawba County and northwestern Lincoln County,
Heavy rain from a series of thunderstorms prompted the advisory by the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.
At least 2 to 2.5 inches of rain had fallen in just an hour early Saturday evening, with more rain expected, the Weather Service reported.
Areas at risk of flooding included Maiden and Vale.
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Drivers who see flooding ahead should turn around. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles, the Weather Service said.
Charlotte has a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night, mainly before 9 p.m.