The National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina issued a Flood Watch at 1214 PM today, Jun 11, 2020. The Flash Flood Watch is in effect until later tonight for Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg, and Northern Horry counties.
The watch Includes the cities of Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro,
Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Bennettsville, McColl, Hartsville, Darlington, North Hartsville, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Mullins, Kingstree, Loris, Green Sea, and Aynor.
Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina, including the following areas, in southeast North Carolina, Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson. In northeast South Carolina, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, northern Horry, and Williamsburg.
Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and continue into tonight, according to the NWS. These storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and maybe slow-moving.
Expect rapid rises on area streams and creeks. Flooding may develop along stream beds and in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Drivers can expect rapidly changing visibilities in intense rainfall and ponding of water on roadways.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.