Island Free Press: Three to six inches of rain possible through Friday

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Deep tropical moisture from distant Tropical Storm Eta is forecast to interact with a slow-moving cold front late tonight and tomorrow, resulting in widespread showers and a few thunderstorms, per a Wednesday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office.

Heavy downpours are possible and could lead to localized flash flooding. The most likely period for flooding is Thursday, but heavier rainfall will begin late tonight. A widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain is forecast, but as much as 4 to 6 inches is possible closer to the coast.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all Eastern N.C. counties except the Outer Banks.

For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.

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