Raleigh, North Carolina and surrounding areas suffered the remnants of Hurricane Harvey on September 1.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning until 9 p.m. on September 1 for Raleigh and other communities:
At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, NWS-Raleigh predicted “dangerous storms” in the evening. See the latest speed camera for Raleigh, NC here. The NWS reported: “At 6:26 pm EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will result in urban flooding and small streams in the advisory area. Some places that will experience flooding include Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Sanford, Rdu International, Rougemont, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, and Broadway. There was also a tornado watch for the area. See the NWS hazardous weather forecast for Raleigh here.
A severe thunderstorm warning has also been issued for Raleigh.
Bad weather had been announced for days. “The remnants of Hurricane Harvey could bring days of wet weather to the state starting Thursday,” WRAL-TV wrote on Aug. 30.
There were tornado warnings for Erwin NC, Lillington NC and Buies Creek NC until 6:45 PM EDT. A tornado warning continues for Dundarrach NC until 6:30 p.m. EDT, according to NWS-Raleigh.
The National Weather Service also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Wilson NC, Goldsboro NC and Clayton NC until 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Residents of the Sandhills area were urged to seek shelter on September 1 due to the tornadoes.
The same was true for central Johnston County.
The NWS has warned of the danger of flooded roads.
The extended forecast throughout Labor Day weekend for Raleigh, courtesy of the National Weather Service, is as follows:
“Showers and maybe a thunderstorm before 3 am, then probably showers. Some of the storms could cause heavy rainfall. Low around 70. Wind east 6 to 8 mph. The probability of precipitation is 90%. The new precipitation is between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. “
“Showers likely, mainly before 2 pm. Mainly cloudy, with a high near 82. Wind east 6 to 8 mph becoming southerly in the afternoon. The probability of precipitation is 70%. New amounts of precipitation can be anywhere from a tenth to a quarter of an inch.
“Chance of showers, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Wind southerly 3 to 7 mph. The probability of precipitation is 40%. Further precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible. “
“Mainly sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 3 to 7 mph.”
“Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind.”
“Sunny, with a high near 86.”