Heavy rain leads to street flooding in Salisbury; more rain expected
SALISBURY — More rain is expected over the next couple of days, causing concern about more flash flooding, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Wednesday.
Street and urban flooding was reported in the Salisbury area Wednesday, said meteorologist Jeffrey Taylor.
He said the Greenville, South Carolina, area had reports of cars being stranded after drivers tried to travel through floodwaters.
“More thunderstorms in the Charlotte area may impact Rowan in the next hour,” Taylor said Wednesday evening.
Taylor said estimates show that the Salisbury area received 2 to 2.5 inches of rain Wednesday.
Taylor said at least through today, there will be widespread showers over the area, and weather experts’ main concern is flooding and flash flooding.
According to the National Weather Service, a low-pressure system is stretching from the Midwest to the central coast of the Gulf of Mexico and will bring deep moisture across the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia through the week.
Several rounds of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms will result. As the ground becomes saturated and the stream levels rise, the threat of flash flooding will increase with heavy downpours.
More showers and thunderstorms are likely today with a possible thunderstorm after 2 p.m., forecasters said. Rainfall is estimated to be between a quarter and a half inch. Rain and thunderstorms are expected for much of the day Friday with a downpour forecast between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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