Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC

Jul 28, 2018, 01:06
Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC

The National Weather Service maintains Flash Flood Watches for coastal counties of the Lower Cape Fear Region, most points to the north, and also the Grand Strand of SC. Wind will continue to crank up from the southeast at 15-20 miles per hour by the afternoon gusting higher than that at points. The National Weather service warned residents that are in areas under a flash flood watch to monitor weather to ensure safety Wednesday afternoon. The story of a catastrophic flood - a metaphor for a cleansing of humanity's sins - appears in many cultures, from ancient Mesopotamia to China, to Maya peoples and aboriginal tribes in Australia. Locally heavy downpours are possible too. Friday, storms will probably hug the southern mountains and I-25 corridor in the afternoon with only a few showers up around the Pikes Peak region.

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Mostly cloudy skies continue with a daily chance of rain and storms.

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"We are stuck in this prolonged pattern as moisture will continue to feed right into the region from the south", Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said. Temperatures are in the lower 80s Monday with showers likely. When it's not raining, expect plenty of clouds with occasional breaks of hazy sunshine and a rather brisk and tropical breeze, with seasonably warm high temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

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Prince William fire and rescue officials reported nine people were rescued from flood waters on Saturday. Fire departments in Virginia and Maryland counties reported many motorists who had to be rescued when their vehicles got stranded on flooded streets. But the chance of rain returns Sunday night, prefacing what's expected to be another wet week. Shuttle bus service will be available. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.