East coast bracing for heavy rains

Published: Sep. 30, 2015 at 4:48 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 5, 2015 at 1:58 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Hurricane Joaquin is spinning near the Bahama's with winds over 80 mph. This storm is gaining strength and could impact the U.S. with flooding rains and even a direct hit.

Latest on Hurricane Joaquin: Winds at 85 mph; Gusts at 95 mph; Moving to the SW at 5 mph with a pressure of 968 mb.

This storm is expected to change directions to the north over the next 24 hours and start eying the east coast of the United States. As this happens heavy rainfall will start to move along the coast and flooding rains will start to fall along the whole coast.

Notice the bulls eye with the rain looks to be in North Carolina with over five inches of rain in a short period of time and in a widespread area. But along the whole sea-coast four to five inches of rain can fall. This is going to create rivers to rise and localized streets to flood.

The rains should come to an end early next week as what is left of Joaquin breaks down and moves into Canada.

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