Tropical Storm Isaias will bring heavy rain, gusting wind to Elon area

Updated Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m. -- The impact of the storm moving up the east coast will be felt Monday and Tuesday.

Updated Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m.

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to bring heavy rainfall to central and eastern portions of North Carolina late Monday and Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a flash flood watch from Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. The advisory includes a portion of central North Carolina, including Alamance and Guilford counties. Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is predicted for the region. Rainfall of this amount will result in a threat for flash flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Winds on Tuesday are expected to gust as high as 20 miles per hour. Elon is not within the Tropical Storm Watch area.

Get the latest information on this tropical storm on the National Weather Service Raleigh website.