Keith Drive, Brown Boulevard among the areas affected
Water washed over some roads in flood-prone areas in Havelock on Friday, as rain fell for the 11th consecutive day.
Areas along Keith Drive and Brown Boulevard were flooded as heavy overnight and early-morning rain left parts of the city under water.
No major problems with the rain were reported but some roads were blocked.
Overnight, the Havelock area received 1.61 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Newport, and about three-quarters of an inch fell during the morning.
Craven County Schools announced early dismissal for students on Friday, citing the potential for flooding.
The area remained under a flood watch through early Saturday.
Rain remains in the forecast through Monday, with a 50 percent chance Saturday, 60 percent chance Sunday and 70 percent chance on Monday, according to the weather service, with another 2 to 3 inches of rain possible.
If there was any good news in the forecast it’s that Hurricane Joaquin, once projected to make landfall along the Outer Banks, is expected to stay well offshore. Still, rough surf is expected along the coast with winds up to around 20 mph.
After Monday, the weather service expects a quick turn to more pleasant conditions. The forecast calls for sunny skies with high temperatures in the middle 70s for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.