"It may be hard to believe," the National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted Saturday, "but there's MUCH more rain to come" from Tropical Storm Florence. "Parts of the Carolinas will see more than 15 inches of additional rain in the next couple of days," the NWS post added.
Though the storm's winds have slowed — it was downgraded from hurricane status Friday afternoon — its deluge continues. And because Florence is all but at a standstill as of midday Saturday, its torrential rains continue to drench areas of North and South Carolina already dealing with serious flood risks.
North Carolina specifically is forecast to get up to 9.6 trillion gallons of rain, which could cover the entire state to a depth of 10 inches.
Dangerous flash floods may continue through Monday, affecting areas throughout North Carolina, much of South Carolina, and parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and even Pennsylvania. "The same places have seen all of this water, and the same places will see more water," said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers Saturday.
#Florence is far from done.
Life-threatening, catastrophic FLASH FLOODING likely through early next week in the areas highlighted here. LANDSLIDES are also possible in the higher terrain of the southern and central Appalachians.https://t.co/VyWINDk3xP for the latest, local info. pic.twitter.com/flZGqEsbS6
— NWS (@NWS) September 15, 2018