Hurricane Joaquin Likely Bringing More Rain To Already Drenched Carolinas
The Charlotte area is bracing for Hurricane Joaquin, a growing storm that could bring heavy rain to parts of the region already drenched by a week of steady precipitation.
Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane Wednesday night and had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
For Charlotte, that could mean 4 to 8 inches of rain over four days starting Thursday. Authorities believe the rain could cause minor flooding, especially in low-lying areas near streams and creeks.
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