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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Bladen County

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bladen County beginning at noon Sunday.

Showers with embedded thunderstorms, enhanced by Tropical Depression Claudette that may become a Tropical Storm by the time it reaches the Carolina Coasts, will overspread the area through Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest rainfall will occur Sunday night into early Monday which may result in flash flooding. Expect widespread 1 to 3 inch rainfall amounts with isolated higher amounts possible.

As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Claudette was about 540 miles west of Wilmington with winds of 30 mph. It was moving northeast at 14 mph.

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.