More rain on the way

Posted September 28, 2010 11:56 a.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2010 11:31 p.m. EDT

— After a drier Tuesday, another round of rain is on the way that will soak the Triangle through Friday.

On Wednesday, moisture will begin moving into the eastern half of the state, causing a soggy day at the coast. A lot of that rain will slowly move to the west through the day. The rain is expected to hit the Triangle by Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says a tropical depression south of Cuba is expected to move along a cold front and skirt the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday.

“This has the potential to be another huge rainmaker,” WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The heaviest rains could fall in the same places that flooded Monday. A flash flood watch already has been issued for areas around Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Wilmington.

More than 10 inches of rain fell Monday in Wilmington. Streets flooded and hundreds of accidents were reported.

Several streets flooded near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

"What was crazy was all these college kids in their bathing suits," UNC-W junior Robb Carroll said Tuesday.

"My buddy actually drove his truck through a couple of times with one of the guys on his skim board, hanging on to the back of his truck," said Ryan Tomb, of Wilmington.

Sara Busby, a Wilmington homeowner, woke up to a leaking ceiling on Monday.

"I've got my skylight all soaked," she said.

Forecasters say the next storm could bring 6 to 10 more inches of rain.

“That amount of rain on top of what they already had may cause some big time problems,” Fishel said.

"I don't know what I'm going to do about that. I think I'm going to have to get a bigger bucket and hopefully deal with it when the sun comes back out," Busby said.