First Nor’easter of the season on the way for the East Coast

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Texas continued to get hit by heavy rain early Thursday even as flooding continued in the state from downpours last week.

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The remnants of tropical storm Willa is also bringing heavy rain to most of the Southeast, including Panama City and the rest of the Florida Panhandle where residents are still recovering from Hurricane Michael earlier this month.

PHOTO: On Thursday afternoon and evening, very heavy rain could fall in Panama City, Florida, and southern Alabama, with flash floods possible.ABC News
On Thursday afternoon and evening, very heavy rain could fall in Panama City, Florida, and southern Alabama, with flash floods possible.

On Thursday morning, the storm was near Houston, bringing heavy rain from New Orleans up into Arkansas.

By Thursday afternoon and evening, rain could intensify from the Panama City area up to southern Alabama where some flash flooding is possible.

PHOTO: Heavy rain is forecast to move into the Northeast on Friday with wind gusts up to 40 mph.ABC News
Heavy rain is forecast to move into the Northeast on Friday with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

The storm system is expected to move north Friday into the Carolinas, bringing heavy rain and wind to Wilmington, North Carolina, an area hard-hit by Hurricane Florence last month.

That heavy rain is forecast to spread into the Northeast Friday evening and night and into Saturday morning. Gusty northeast winds in the Northeast will be as high as 30 to 40 mph with gusts near 50 at the coast.

PHOTO: As the storm moves into the Northeast, 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible for major cities.ABC News
As the storm moves into the Northeast, 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible for major cities.

Coastal flooding is possible in the area, as well as road flooding inland and in urban areas.

As the storm system moves from the Gulf Coast into the Northeast, 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible for major cities along the way. Mountainous areas of northern New York state, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine could see snow and a mix of snow and rain.

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