Hurricane Matthew combined with a frontal boundary over eastern North Carolina to produce widespread, life threatening flash flooding over much of central North Carolina. Rainfall of 5-8 inches fell around the Triangle and 10-15 inches from Fayetteville to Goldsboro. The rain is tapering off this evening, but flash flooding will continue to be a major issue. The winds will continue to howl, with gusts of 35-45 mph overnight. There could be some more power outages.
Finally, Matthew will move east tonight, and we’re in for a long stretch of pleasant fall weather starting tomorrow and lasting all of next week. It’ll still be rather breezy tomorrow, but winds will gradually diminish during the afternoon.