RALEIGH, N.C. — Heavy rain is pushing off to the east of the Raleigh area after pounding the City of Oaks late Thursday morning, leading to flash flooding that closed roads and slowed traffic. 

The downpours led to a Flash Flood Warning for central Wake County, including Raleigh and Cary.

At least one water rescue was reported when a car was swamped by floodwaters on the 3200 block of Atlantic Avenue just after 11:30 a.m., and lanes of the 440 Beltline near the Glenwood Avenue exit were blocked by police as water overtook parts of the highway around noon. 

The heavy rain is the result of a cold front moving through central North Carolina, pulling in some tropical moisture from Tropical Depression Mindy.

Though the rain has tapered off, a Flash Flood Warning does continue until 2:30 p.m. It’ll take a bit of time for water in flooded areas to go down. The rain will end from west to east through the afternoon, and dry weather is expected by evening rush hour.

Here is a live look at how the severe weather is impacting the Raleigh area. 

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