- Tropical Storm Zeta becomes 27th named storm of season, could bring moisture to North Carolina later this week
- Tropical Storm Zeta forms, on path to approach Gulf Coast
- Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the Atlantic, on path to approach Gulf Coast
- Tropical Storm Zeta forms near Cuba, expected to strengthen
- Alert: Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded
Wayne County is among those still cleaning up from the effects of Hurricane Florence. In Goldsboro, Mayor Chuck Allen said the current track of Tropical Storm Michael gives him hope that additional flooding will be held in check.
John Street was dry Thursday morning, but homes elevated after previous floods made the risk apparent. Residents along Stoney Creek and in other low-lying areas were on alert, with high winds and heavy rain forecast along with Michael.
With the entirety of Wayne County under an elevated risk for flooding through Thursday, the county plans to open a shelter later in the day. Schools were closed on Thursday as a precaution and will operate on a three-hour delay on Friday.