Flooding should ease in North Carolina on Tuesday

Flooding should ease in North Carolina on Tuesday

The persistent rain is the product of a slow-moving firehose of subtropical moisture, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

A Flood Watch is in effect for all of central North Carolina until 8 a.m. on Tuesday. "We have that flash flood watch in effect this morning as well". The Raleigh Police Department urged drivers to avoid a number of flooded roadways in the area. Additional rainfall will bring event totals to between 2 and 4 inches along Tennessee border, and between 1.5 and 3 inches across eastern portions of the state. One Wake County location (near Falls Lake) reported 6.90 inches of rain in just under 24 hours through early Tuesday morning.

But forecasters say major rivers are likely to rise in eastern North Carolina through Friday.

Some of the flood waters began to recede around the region, but the waters left behind some damage.

Duke Energy reported Tuesday afternoon that it had restored power to all but about 1,000 customers who lost it in North and SC.

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Gauges in those areas indicate the rivers will crest above flood stage, but several feet below the levels caused by Matthew. An additional 0.5 to 0.75 inches of rainfall is expected through this evening. The previous record was.81 inches.

A vehicle is submerged in floodwater along Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Skies will clear out Tuesday and Wednesday, and temps will climb into the low 80s.

North of Interstate 26 and into North Carolina took the most rain.