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Bladen County Under Flash Flood Watch Tuesday

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The National Weather Services in Wilmington has issued a flash flood watch for Bladen County along with portions of southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina through Wednesday morning.

A plume of tropical moisture will become oriented across the watch area on Tuesday through Tuesday night, the Weather Service alert said. Expect rounds of moderate to heavy rain producing showers with some accompanied with thunder.

Forecast rainfall amounts across the watch area, from early Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning, will range from 2 to 4 inches with isolated 5+ inch amounts possible closer to the immediate coast, according to the alert. This could result in flash flooding, especially across locations having experienced rainfall Monday.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. You should closely monitor this potentially dangerous weather situation. Be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued for your area.

The National Weather Service reminds drivers to never drive through flooded roadways.

The rest of the flash flood watch area includes Columbus, Inland Pender, Coastal Pender, Inland New Hanover, Coastal New Hanover, Inland Brunswick, Coastal Brunswick, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg, Coastal Horry, Inland Georgetown, Coastal Georgetown, Central Horry and Northern Horry counties.