Weather Alerts for Wake County

Issued by the National Weather Service

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
Effective: Tue, 4/23 4:13am Updated: Tue, 4/23 5:31am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 4/23 4:13pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in North
Neuse River At Smithfield affecting Johnston County
The Flood Warning continues for
the Neuse River At Smithfield.
* At  3:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 15.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 16.3 feet by
Friday morning, and then begin falling.
* Impact...At 15.0 feet, Minor flood stage. Flooding begins along the
Neuse riverwalk. Water nears the base of the holding tank at the
water treatment plant.
The following are the latest observations and 7 AM EST forecast
stages for the next several days.
FLD  OBSERVED                   FORECAST 7 AM EST
LOCATION     STG   STG  DAY TIME     Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat   Sun
Neuse River
Smithfield  15  15.4 Tue 03 AM    15.5  16.0  16.2  16.3  16.3

Safety message. If you encounter deep water while driving, do not
attempt to drive through. Turn around, dont drown.