Chance of rain continues overnight

Posted May 17, 2010 4:53 a.m. EDT
Updated May 18, 2010 12:10 a.m. EDT

— The chance of rain continues into early Tuesday, as a line of storms pushes through the central part of the state.

"We could have occasional periods of rain well into the overnight period,” WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The biggest threats from these storms would be strong winds and heavy rain.

“The same areas keep getting hit with wave after wave of heavy rain,” Fishel said, making it possible for some flooding in poor drainage areas.

A flood advisory remains in effect for several counties including Wilson, Nash and Johnston until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Severe thunderstorms, mainly south of U.S. Highway 64, are possible.

"Once we get through tonight the threat of rainfall will be minimal for the next few days," Fishel said.

On Tuesday, clouds will linger over the state and spotty drizzle could continue, holding temperatures in the 60s and 70s through mid-week.