Storm brings some flooding, but few problems to Eastern Carolina

Despite a tropical storm warning, a coastal low pressure system failed to become a named storm today.

The storm was expected to bring up to six inches of rain to coastal sections of Eastern Carolina.

So far, Rodanthe has seen the most rain with 5.4 inches, followed by Cedar Island with 5.1 inches.

The National Weather Service at midday scaled back the tropical storm warning to only include areas north of Cape Lookout. A flash flood watch continues for the Outer Banks until 5:00 p.m.

Some flooding has occurred due to the storm, but no major roads have been closed. A few school systems closed, while many others delayed the start of classes because of the storm.

The system is expected to head out to sea by Tuesday night.