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Threat of Severe Weather Diminishes

Posted April 5, 2008

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— The threat for severe weather across the state has diminished dramatically, said WRAL Meteorologist Kim Deaner.

Light showers fell across central North Carolina during the evening hours. Heavier showers were possible near Fayetteville.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warnings for Robeson and Bladen counties.

In Robeson, the service said at 13-feet low land flooding will occur along Lumber River. The flood waters would potentially affect some residential property as water backs up into he drainage ditches.

A flood warning was issued in Bladen County for the Cape Fear River at the William O. Huske Dam. The service warned that the stage was more than 37 feet on Saturday afternoon.

The flood stage is 42 feet. The river is forecast to rise above the flood stage by late Sunday afternoon. Minor flooding was expected to occur on land adjacent to the left bank of the river.

Some areas received several inches of rain on Saturday. In Cumberland County there were reports of up to three inches and near Elizabethtown up to four inches.

Rain totals at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Saturday afternoon showed one-half of an inch of rain had fallen during the day.

The system will produce a few sprinkles Sunday morning and then move out to the coast. It will leave clouds behind over the Triangle.

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