Tornado watch issued throughout the Triad, including Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson and Randolph

A tornado watch has been issued for several counties in the Triad including Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham and Stokes counties until 11 p.m. Sunday.

A tornado watch also went into effect shortly after noon Sunday for Alleghany, Davie, Iredell, Rowan, Surry, Yadkin and Wilkes counties. That watch expires at 7 p.m.

The flash flood watch was also issued for Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford and Randolph counties and lasts throughout the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Heavy showers and storms will cross the region Sunday afternoon into this evening, ahead of a strong cold front.

Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible with a potential storm total rainfall of 2 to 3 inches.

This may lead to flash flooding, especially in urban and poor drainage areas around the Triad.

Along with the possibility of flash flooding, there is a chance of damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado.