A tropical disturbance expected to drench Eastern North Carolina on Tuesday has fizzled.
The storm continues to move north past the coast, bringing rain and some wind to the eastern part of the state, but the chance that it will become a tropical storm, as once predicted, has diminished.
All flash flood watches and wind advisories in central North Carolina have been canceled. Steady rain has stayed to the north and east of the Triangle, with some drizzle falling on the Raleigh area.
One to two inches of rain are still possible in an area from Goldsboro to Rocky Mount to Roanoke Rapids to Henderson, the weather service said. No flooding is expected. Gusts of 25 to 35 mph are possible through mid-afternoon, mostly along and east of Interstate 95.
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, the system was centered about 30 miles south-southeast of Jacksonville at latitude 34.4 north and longitude 77.2 west, moving to the northeast at 15 mph. Sustained wind was close to 40 miles per hour.
Clouds are expected to diminish this afternoon in the Triangle, with some sun appearing by 4 p.m. and a high of 72 degrees. The chance of rain this morning is 20 percent.