Flash Flood Warnings issued for inland counties
Periods of heavy rain will bring a risk for flash flooding throughout the day Thursday
Flash Flood Warning: Flash flood warnings are in effect for all inland counties through mid afternoonThursday. 2 to 4″ of rain have fallen this morning within the warned counties with another 2+ inches of rain possible through sunset. Flash flooding will be likely along some creeks, streams and flood prone areas. Use extra caution on the roadways through this evening.
Flash Flood Watch: A flash flood watch will go into effect Wednesday night at midnight and last until 6 am Friday morning for all of Eastern NC. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are likely for most areas with the bulk of the rain coming on Thursday. Some areas may top 6 inches of rain. The periods of heavy rain may create flash flooding along creeks, streams and ditches at times. Use extra caution on the roadways. Local rivers may see flooding in a few days as the waters drain down from upstream.
River Flood Warnings: A flood warning is in effect for Contentnea Creek at Hookerton until further notice. A river flood warning for the Tar River at Rocky Mount through Greenville is in effect. Moderate flooding is forecast along the river cresting in Rocky Mount Thursday evening. The crest in Greenville will be Sunday. The Neuse river in Kinston is also under a flood warning. The Nuese river is expected to rise to near 22 feet on Tuesday morning.