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Tornado watch in effect for Chapel Hill and Carrboro

<p>Heavy rains flooded the Pit in 2013.&nbsp;</p>
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Heavy rains flooded the Pit in 2013. 

Chapel Hill and Carrboro are under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service in Raleigh said.

The tornado watch went into effect at 2:29 p.m., according to an Alert Carolina announcement.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, the Alert Carolina said. Community members should continue monitoring weather service warnings.

If the weather service issues a tornado warning for Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the University will activate the emergency sirens, the Alert Carolina said.

The NWS defines a tornado warning as an instance when a tornado has been spotted, or that radar indicates a thunderstorm circulation that can spawn a tornado.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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