National Weather Service issues flooding warning for Chesapeake

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The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Sunday afternoon for Chesapeake and a flood advisory for northeast North Carolina.

The warning for Chesapeake was issued shortly after noon after the city saw 2 and 4.5 inches of rain today with rainfall continuing at an expected rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, according to the weather service. The warning will remain in effect until 3:15 p.m.

“The heaviest rain of the day has ended, but certainly there will be additional chances for some scattered showers and storms the rest of the afternoon,” forecaster Alec Butner said.

The areas with the greatest risk of flash flooding include Great Bridge, Deep Creek, Northwest, Fentress, Chesapeake Airport, Hickory and Herberts Corner, according to the weather service.

In North Carolina, Currituck County is under a flood advisory until 3:45 p.m. because of heavy rains from thunderstorms.

Jessica Nolte, 757-912-1675, jnolte@dailypress.com

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