It’s a wet week in Wayne County and much of North Carolina. According to the National Weather Service, further periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected later Wednesday afternoon and into the overnight hours. Anticipated rainfall amounts of 1 – 2 inches could result in flooding in some isolated areas, especially low-lying or poor drainage areas. Additional rainfall of 1 – 2 inches on Thursday could lead to localized flooding and the potential for rises in area rivers through the end of the week. Flash Flood Watches are in place in areas west of Wayne County.