More rain & storms. Flood watch in effect

An Areal Flood Watch has been issued for our area and will remain in effect through Tuesday.

Our overall pattern remains unchanged. Tropical moisture will continue to stream up the East Coast today keeping the threat for torrential downpours and strong storms to the area. Excessive rainfall over the past few days have saturated the ground significantly. Periodic heavy rainfall again today could produce 1-3 more inches of rain(some locally higher amounts possible) will add to that saturation increasing the concern for flooding across the area. Do not try to drive through flooded roadways and watch for significant ponding on the roadways. A few strong storms will be possible with a lot of lightning and strong wind gusts, but as we have been seeing a rotating storm will still be possible capable or producing short lived funnel clouds. Track the storms on or on your Android or iPhone using the CarolinaLive app.

For those wondering about an "Areal" Flood Watch, these are issued when the rainfall is persisent over several hours and can cause gradual flooding in creeks, streams, flood prone or low-lying areas. Areal is the proper term because it refers to the area being covered and is the adjective form of Area.

High pressure will gradually win out and build back to the West. This will push the tropical moisture West therefore decreasing the rain chances across the area by weeks end. The 4th of July may see a few isolated storms, mainly in the afternoon and evening, along with plenty of heat and humidity, but most locations will remain dry. Temps will remain in the mid to upper 80s near the Beaches and around 90° Inland.

The tropics remain quiet. Get the latest tropical updates during hurricane season at our Hurricane Central page.

Today: Periods of heavy rain and storms likely at times, otherwise cloudy warm and humid. Highs: Low/Mid 80s.

Tonight: Periods of heavy rain and storms likely at times, otherwise cloudy warm and humid. Lows:Low to Mid 70s.

Wednesday: Scattered areas of heavy rain and storms, otherwise cloudy warm and humid. Highs: Low/Mid 80s.

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