Flooding alerts in effect

Published 8:06 am Monday, July 23, 2018

A flood advisory is in effect for eastern Currituck County through 10:30 a.m. as heavy rain moves through the area. The rest of the Outer Banks is under a flash flood watch through 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service says two to three inches of rain has already fallen over the area, with an additional one to two inches expected.

The weather service says a plume of tropical moisture is expected to impact eastern North Carolina through midweek, helping to produce areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms with torrential downpours through at least Tuesday.

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“The prolonged nature of this event combined with the potential for frequent downpours will lead to flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas,” forecaster said.

Widespread rainfall amounts of

2 to 6 inches with locally heavier amounts are possible.