Rain, storms, flood watch again. Improvements coming

Tropical moisture will remain in place across the area keeping the threat for torrential downpours and strong storms in the forecast for today. With all of the excessive rainfall we have seen so far, along with periodic heavy rainfall again today, flooding will once again be an issue for many locations.

An Areal Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday. Storms can produce 1-3 more inches of rain. 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 or tornadoes.

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.

Changes are coming soon though! Heading into your Fourth of July, high pressure finally builds in from our East bringing drier air along with it. The tropical moisture will shift West. This will decrease the rain chances across the area for the rest of the week and into your weekend. 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, especially Inland, otherwise cloudy warm and humid. Highs: Low/Mid 80s.

Tonight: Evening showers/storms otherwise partly cloudy warm and humid. Lows:Low to Mid 70s.

Thursday: A few afternoon and evening storms possible otherwise partly sunny, warm and humid. Highs: Mid/Upper 80s.

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