Heavy rains move back into the Cape Fear Region increasing the flooding threat
A flash flood watch will remain in effect for the entire viewing area until 8 p.m. Monday.
An upper level low continues to bring unsettled weather as it moves slowly northeast along the coast of the Carolinas. Rich tropical moisture, some of which is indirectly from hurricane Joaquin is being fed into the system currently bringing flooding to South Carolina and now southeast North Carolina. Heavy bands of rain have moved through the region over the past 24 hours bringing more than 5 inches of rain to some. Flash flooding will remain a concern through Monday, especially in Brunswick and New Hanover counties where the heaviest rain amounts have been seen.
The system will pull offshore and to the northeast Tuesday, allowing drier conditions for the middle of our coming week.High tides will likely be a few feet higher than normal and with coastal flooding likely. In addition to the flash flooding threat, there is also a wind advisory in effect as winds could threaten some trees to come down possibly causing some power outages.