Post-Dorian: watching the rivers in the Cape Fear Region

11pm advisory: Dorian upgraded to category 3 storm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - After a lashing from Hurricane Dorian Thursday and Friday, the once Category 5 storm is now a Post tropical Cyclone. Yet, it continues to bring impacts to Eastern Canada.

The locally heavy rains will drain into nearby rivers and streams, as water levels rise in locations where rain amounts were heaviest. This will put some zones in the the eastern Carolinas at risk of minor to moderate flooding. Many more will only see higher than normal water levels. Unlike Floyd, Matthew, or Florence, a lack of substantial rainfall and swollen rivers prior to Dorian has the Cape Fear Region in a much better position to handle the influx of waters.

Two areas of interest: The N.E. Cape Fear River at Burgaw in Pender County and the Waccamaw River near Conway in Horry County, SC. You can see the latest river stages and forecast crests and impacts below:

Not all rivers come equipped with modeling data. To see other locations around the region, Check out the National Weather Service’s’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services page.

Stay with your WECT First Alert Weather Team for updates and be sure to review the comprehensive WECT First Alert Hurricane Center to prepare for future storms.

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