Some schools remain closed for a second day because of flooding in parts of North Carolina and Virginia as the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia linger off the Atlantic Coast.

The 67,000-student school district in Virginia Beach cancelled classes for a second day Thursday because of "widespread flooding." The district's website reports that some school parking lots and roads in some neighborhoods are still submerged.

Schools are also closed in Currituck County, North Carolina, which borders Virginia, and the county reported flooding in several buildings on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service reports that almost 18 inches of rain has fallen in some parts of Virginia's Hampton Roads region. What's left of Tropical Storm Julia has been spinning off the coast. It's expected to kick out to sea by Friday.