- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Flood watches have been posted for coastal areas from the Outer Banks to the South Carolina-Georgia border as a storm system brings heavy rains and brisk northeast winds to the coast of the Carolinas.

National Weather Service has also issued small craft advisories for coastal waters warning seas could run up to 8 feet off the Outer Banks through midday Wednesday.

Forecasters say 2 to 4 inches of rain could fall in some areas along the coast of the Carolinas through Tuesday causing coastal flooding.

A flood advisory warning of lowland flooding has been issued for the Charleston area and city police report nine streets or intersections were closed to traffic early Monday morning.

Forecasters say an inch of rain fell in the Charleston area overnight with more expected Monday.

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