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Tornado Watch, Flash Flood Warning issued for several counties in the area

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A Tornado Watch has been issued for the following counties: Chatham, Davidson, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph and Stanly. The National Weather Service has issued the watch until 11 p.m. Sunday.

A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued for Forsyth, Guilford and Davidson counties until 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

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The National Weather Service issued the following statement:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 82 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 13 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

ANSON CHATHAM CUMBERLAND
DAVIDSON HARNETT HOKE
LEE MONTGOMERY MOORE
RANDOLPH RICHMOND SCOTLAND
STANLY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ABERDEEN…ALBEMARLE…ANGIER…
ARCHDALE…ASHEBORO…BISCOE…DUNN…EAST ROCKINGHAM…ERWIN…
FAYETTEVILLE…HAMLET…LAURINBURG…LEXINGTON…LILLINGTON…
MOUNT GILEAD…PINEHURST…PITTSBORO…POLKTON…RAEFORD…
ROCKFISH…ROCKINGHAM…SANFORD…SEVEN LAKES…SILER CITY…
SILVER CITY…SOUTHERN PINES…THOMASVILLE…TRINITY…
TROY AND WADESBORO.

A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes.