A lot of rain is forecast for the area on Friday, July 4, as rain related to Hurricane Arthur, currently off the coast of North Carolina, could drop up to three inches of rain. A flash flood watch is in effect through the evening.
A cold front is expected to slowly move into the area Friday morning before dissipating, according to the National Weather Service. “This boundary will act as a focus for heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms today as it interacts with moisture streaming ahead of Hurricane Arthur,” the Weather Service said Friday morning. “A total of one to three inches of rainfall is expected — with locally higher amounts.”