Eastern Carolina Welcomes Rain; Drought Maintains Grip

Some parts of Eastern Carolina received more than three inches of rain, but that's far from enough to break us from drought conditions.

The latest advisory came out this morning from the North Carolina Drought Advisory Council. It shows 72 counties remain in the most severe drought category, 17 in the second worst and eleven in the third worst.

WITN Meteorologist Jim Howard says tropical moisture will continue to flow into the Carolinas over the next several days. This will give us the best chance of rain that we've seen in months.

Rainfall Totals through 9 a.m. Thursday:

Ahoskie 3.25"
Roanoke Rapids 2.79"
Greenville 2.45"
Goldsboro 2.36"
Rocky Mount 1.76"
Hatteras 1.58"
Jacksonville 1.22"
Kinston 1.00"
Washington .82"
Elizabeth City .54"
Harkers Island .46"
Manteo .43"
New Bern .41"
Beaufort .25"
Edenton .22"