Flood warnings continue for area through Thursday

Posted at 9:06 PM on May 29, 2018

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Heavy bands of rain created flood conditions in Iredell County on Tuesday, with more rain predicted in the coming days.

The weather also caused headaches for local emergency services, who responded to multiple calls regarding vehicles stuck in water and lightning strikes.

According to the National Weather Service, a flash flood and hazardous weather watch is in effect for Iredell and surrounding counties through Wednesday, with flooding possible through Thursday. 

"The broad circulation around Alberto continues to pump in abundant tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean across the Southeast. Tropical showers and embedded thunderstorms with increased rainfall rates will continue to bring periods of heavy rainfall through Wednesday night,” the Weather Service warned.

"The resulting heavy rainfall will impact many locations that are already saturated from heavy rain that fell over the past two weeks. This will greatly heighten the risk of flash flooding.”

To learn more about the hazardous weather warnings, visit www.weather.gov

 

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