Thirsty Thursday: Slow moving storm dumps several inches of rain, floods roads

Mary Lou Allen shared the view Thursday evening from under her home on South Old Oregon Inlet Road in Nags Head.

A slow-moving storm dropped several inches of rain on parts of the northern beaches and Roanoke Island on Thursday evening, leaving high water in normally-flood prone spots along area roads.

The National Weather Service issued an areal flood advisory because of the heavy rain that had fallen in just a few hours and more rain was expected.

The weather station at Nags Head Town Hall recorded 3.86 of rain for the day, including just over two inches that fell between 4 and 7 p.m.

Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast into Saturday night, as a slow moving cold front stalls and eventually dissipates over eastern North Carolina.

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