Heavy Thunderstorms in Raleigh, NC

Please be careful in the counties they mentioned in the statement. ⛈⛈🌧

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 2:15PM EDT FRI …AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN…DURHAM…ALAMANCE…WAKE… SOUTHERN GRANVILLE…SOUTHWESTERN WAYNE…CUMBERLAND…JOHNSTON… NORTHEASTERN LEE…EASTERN CHATHAM…SAMPSON…HARNETT…SOUTHERN PERSON AND ORANGE COUNTIES UNTIL 215 PM EDT… AT 101 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM ELON COLLEGE TO NEAR CARRBORO TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF POPE AFB TO 5 MILES WEST ROSEBORO. MOVEMENT WAS NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. HEAVY RAIN AND MINOR FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… RALEIGH, DURHAM, FAYETTEVILLE, CARY, CHAPEL HILL, BURLINGTON, GRAHAM, SMITHFIELD, CLINTON AND ROXBORO. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL QUICKLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS, STANDING WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS, AND MINOR FLOODING OF CREEKS, STREAMS, AND AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE EXTRA CAUTION TO AVOID HYDROPLANING, ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS WHERE PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN CAN QUICKLY LEAD TO FLOODING. &&