We have had over a month’s worth of rainfall in the past few days which is creating a lot of flooding issues after we experienced the wettest summer on record. This is all coming from a front that has stalled to our south and the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon. Even after the rain stops, rivers and creeks will continue to rise and go over their banks in the next few days.
Due to this, the National Weather Service has issued Flood Warnings in many areas until Tuesday evening. If you come across a roadways covered in water, do not drive through it, make sure to turn around and take a different way. Also, if you are prone to flooding or live near a water way, prepare your home for the impacts of the rivers cresting. Today the steady rain will be tapering off to showers by the evening, but again, a lot of the flooding will also happen after the rain stops. Our high temperatures today will be in the lower to mid 60s and we will have a southeasterly breeze. Tonight we will have some lingering showers with low temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Tuesday we will have a mix of clouds and sunshine but a shower cannot be ruled out. Our high temperatures on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 70s which is average for this time of the year. Wednesday we will have a variable cloudy sky with a few showers and thunderstorms. Our high temperatures on Wednesday will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s. By the end of the week and into the weekend, we are watching to see where Hurricane Florence will go. At this point, it looks like it will be making landfall or meandering of the eastern seaboard, which will make for a smaller impact for us, and more of a situation for south of our region.
Thursday we will have clouds and sunshine with a stray pop up shower or two. Our high temperatures on Thursday will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Friday there will be times of clouds and sunshine. Our high temperatures on Friday will be in the mid to upper 70s. Over the weekend we will have clouds around and some showers. It will really depend on Hurricane Florence and we will keep you posted throughout the week.