Good Afternoon Everyone,
Our office is currently monitoring an approaching low pressure that will bring rain, as well as the potential for severe weather into our area this afternoon though tomorrow. Current forecast models indicate the following for Beaufort County.
- Sustained south winds from 8 - 12 mph are expected today. Winds will subside after sunset, and transition from the north prior to sunrise tomorrow. North winds will peak at 10 - 15 mph by mid-day Monday.
- Rain chances will increase after 4pm today, with the greatest chance occurring between midnight and 2pm Monday. Most areas of Beaufort County should expect between 1 1/2" and 2" of rain during this time.
- Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon through tomorrow morning, and will cause higher winds and rainfall totals for impacted areas.
Please see the attachment
and email below from the National Weather Service (NWS) for additional information.
We encourage everyone to continue to monitor local media outlets for forecast developments, and any watches / warning that may be issued.
As always, feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance, and thank you all for what you do to keep Beaufort County prepared and safe.
Deputy Director, Beaufort County Emergency Services
1420 Highland Dr
Washington, NC 27889
Office: (252) 940-6511
Cell: (252) 378-5352
Click the image below to receive the enitre mutli-page PDF describing what might be a powerful storm: Below.
A developing low pressure will track across South Carolina tonight and Eastern North Carolina tomorrow morning. The low will produce widespread showers and thunderstorms tonight into Monday. Late tonight and Monday morning is the best chance for severe thunderstorms. There is still uncertainty on the aerial extent of the severe weather threat which will be dependent on the exact track of the low.
The main threats will be damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. The storms will also produce large hail, torrential downpours and frequent lighting. Rainfall of 1.5-2" is expected with locally heavier amounts possible.
If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to call our office. Another update will be sent by early evening.
NWS Newport/Morehead City