North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said former Hurricane and now tropical storm Michael is still a threat and should be taken seriously.
Cooper gave a storm briefing this morning in Raleigh. Much of central North Carolina can expect to see two to four inches of rain as the storm passes over the state Thursday, with six inches or more possible
to the northwest of the triangle.
That rain will bring the threat of flash flooding Thursday into Thursday night.
“North Carolina was spared the vicious beating Michael brought to Florida and parts of Georgia but this storm will not go down without a fight. It is still a threat and should be taken seriously,” says Gov. Cooper.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of North Carolina until 9:00 p.m.
The biggest concern for North Carolina is the potential for serious flooding. Many communities are still dealing with the major flooding caused by Florence.