Scattered showers will continue through the weekend. Rainfall totals will be significantly less than previous days, but an additional 1 to 2 inches will be possible. Joaquin will stay offshore, limiting its impact on Eastern Carolina.
All this rain is beneficial, but it is causing problems for some of our water ways.
That's the reason The Division Of Marine Fisheries and The State Health Department have temporally closed shell fishing in two counties.
State officials say you should not take or sell oysters, clams or mussels from these polluted waters.
The Bear and Queens Creeks in Onslow county and down in Brunswick county, the Lockwoods Folly River. Marines fisheries says runoff from heavy rain is polluting these area waterways prompting this advisory.