There is a light chance of weak tornadic winds between daybreak through about 10 a.m. Tuesday as a front works its way across the area.
That front and the remains of a hurricane -- now Tropical Storm Irma -- will bring rain and gusty winds to the area Monday through Tuesday.
Up to an inch of rain or slightly more could fall in Wayne County -- not enough to be a flood threat, said Mike Moneypenny, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh.
As of 9 a.m. Monday, the Neuse River was at 5.16 feet. It is expected to reach 5.8 feet by early Thursday morning -- well below the 18-foot flood stage.
Today's forecast is for showers after 2 p.m. with a northwest wind of 14 to 17 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.
There is a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Tuesday with an east wind of 17 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Showers and thunderstorms are forecast through Tuesday with showers likely mainly before 8 p.m. with light and variable winds after midnight.
As of 8 a.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Irma had winds of 70 mph and was located 30 miles northnortheast of Cedar Key, Florida, moving north-northwest at 18 mph.
The tropical storm is tracking through southwest Georgia as by 8 p.m. today and then across Alabama and into Tennessee by 8 p.m. Tuesday, weakening to a tropical depression.