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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