The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a flash flood watch beginning at noon Tuesday for portions of southeast North Carolina, including Bladen County.
A wave of low pressure will move up along a stalled front over the North Carolina/South Carolina coast bringing periods of torrential rain in showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Expect rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches mainly east of I-95 with localized greater amounts, especially closer to the coast.
Tuesday’s forecast for Bladen County calls for showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. with rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible. Tuesday night, it’s possible for another three-quarters to one inch of rain in some areas.
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, and never drive through flooded roadways.