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Remnants of ‘Bill’ to Soak Shore Area, Flood Watch Posted

Forecast rain totals through Sunday night. (Credit: National Weather Service)

Forecast rain totals through Sunday night. (Credit: National Weather Service)

Rain brought on from the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill, which made landfall in Texas earlier this week, is forecast to produce heavy rain and thunderstorms overnight Saturday and into Sunday, forecasters said.

A flood watch has been posted by the National Weather Service from 8 p.m. Saturday through 8 p.m. Sunday. The watch calls for “widespread heavy rain” overnight, with between 1 and 2 inches of rain falling by the time the storm moves out. The storm could produce locally higher amounts of rain up to 3 inches.

The bulk of the storm will strike overnight, according to the NWS’s Mt. Holly office, but showers and thunderstorms will linger through Sunday morning and into the afternoon, mainly before 2 p.m. The heaviest rain will likely occur after midnight Saturday and through the early morning hours Sunday. Winds will blow from the southeast between 9 and 11 m.p.h.

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More showers and thunderstorms may appear between 7 p.m. and midnight Sunday, the forecast said.

The storm will completely move out overnight on Sunday, with sun returning Monday with a high of 89 degrees.

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