Isaias Bringing Flooding Downpours, Gusty Winds Late Tonight-Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Tropic Storm Isaias will track north across the state overnight through Tuesday bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and the potential for a few tornadoes.

Current Watches and Warnings

Most of the area is now under a tropical storm warning. There's also a flash flood warning in effect for the entire area.



Impacts

Overall, most of the area cold pick up between 3-5" of rain. Winds could gust as high as 30-55mph across most of central North Carolina. The highest winds and rain will be along and east of I-95.



A brief spin up tornado is possible mainly along and east of I-95.

Timing

The Sandhills will start to feel the strongest impacts around 11pm to midnight. The core of the storm will move closer to the triangle around 2-3am. The storm will finally pull north of the area close to 9-10am.

Once Isaias exits tomorrow, we will be watching the lingering trough to the west of us for the remainder of the week. It will bring scattered thunderstorm coverage through the remainder of the week with the possibility of downpours due to lingering tropical moisture in the area. Temperatures will rebound back into the upper 80s to near 90 for each day.

As we head into the weekend, thunderstorm chances diminish as the large upper-level high begins to slide East, with the upper-level trough lifting away. However, we could still see a couple of short waves over the weekend and even into Monday that give at least a possibility for a thunderstorm each day.

Stay weather aware this evening!
-Brittany Bell

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