Region under flood watch tonight through Thursday

After a brief respite late in the work week, Tropical Storm Joaquin or its remnants could give the region another soaking over the weekend, though the National Hurricane Center says the track and future intensity of the system remains up in the air.


Saturday Night: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Between 2 and 4 inches of rain is expected in the central part of the state through Sunday.

The district will make up the day later in October. This is in advance of any impacts from Hurricane Joaquin.

Across the region, insurance adjusters were busy Thursday taking a look at flood-ravaged cars, and tow truck drivers were still hauling damaged ones, Moody said. “Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts”.

Friday Night: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. He declared a state of emergency on Thursday.

The rain expected Friday and Saturday is not associated with Hurricane Joaquin. Palafox said she had discussed the weather forecast with Arteaga earlier this week, but she hadn’t seemed concerned about the expected heavy rains. But projections through the weekend now have the storm staying well offshore from the United States. This is when we will see the greatest threat of flooding.

With the arrival of the front, temperatures will fall throughout the day Thursday, settling in the low 60s before falling into the 50s overnight into Friday morning.

Christie says he will consider evacuations if necessary, but that it’s too early to know if that will be needed.

Governors up and down the coast warned residents to prepare. The center’s forecast track showed the storm as a tropical storm southeast of New Jersey at 8 a.m. Friday.

The installation is in a low-lying area adjacent to the Elizabeth River and Willoughby Bay. Such landslides are capable of destroying bridges and homes. Expect mostly cloudy skies with highs in the middle to upper 70s. “We might have to get out”. “I think folks need to start looking at it that way”, he said.

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING LIKELY FOR CAROLINAS: Flooding is a huge concern across both North and South Carolina the next few days.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said 56-year-old Sylvia Arteaga of Spartanburg died Thursday morning. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

A vehicle is stranded on a flooded driveway leading to a shopping…

Brunswick County emergency dispatchers said N.C. 133, or River Road, will remain closed until Monday, with traffic being detoured at Orton Road. “It is hard to tell how high the water may be”.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

Heavy rain, lightning and 34 knot winds are moving through the area, creating conditions that could cause a waterspout.

About 1,277 customers are now without power, the website states.


Meanwhile, Hurricane Joaquin was bearing down on the Bahamas, and forecasters said the storm is likely to strengthen as it makes its way toward the U.S.

Flood threat map from