Thunderstorms pound Twin Counties

From Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Nash and Edgecombe counties

A line of thunderstorms moving across the area is expected to dump one to two inches of rain very quickly, causing minor flooding in Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Nashville, Scotland Neck, Elm City, Dortches and Bailey. Residents could see standing water on some roadways and in typical low-lying spots, according to the weather service.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. tonight for the area.

At 3:34 p.m., the National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 58 mph. The storm was located 15 miles southeast of Warrenton and moving east at 45 mph.