Good Morning Everyone,
Our office is currently monitoring the remnants of Hurricane Laura as it progresses through the Eastern US. These remnants, along with an approaching cold front will bring the potential for severe weather and tornados to our area during the day Saturday. The current forecast for Beaufort County is as follows:
SW winds will begin to increase after 8am tomorrow, becoming sustained between 12 and 20mph by noon. These conditions are expected to continue through midnight, with gust of 25 to 30 possible.
Rain chances will increase after sunrise tomorrow, with the greatest chance occurring between 1pm and 8pm. Most areas should receive 1/4" - 3/4" of rain during this time.
Again, the greatest threat of this passing storm will be gusty winds and the possibility of tornados.
Please see the email below and attached briefing from the National Weather Service
for additional details.
We encourage everyone to continue to monitor local media outlets for updates, and any watches / warnings that may be issued.
Deputy Director, Beaufort County Emergency Services
1420 Highland Dr
Washington, NC 27889
Office: (252) 940-6511
Cell: (252) 378-5352
Click the image, which will expand when clicked, and click here to reach the updated information, in PDF form, to access the progress of Hurricane Isaias: Below.
The remnants of Laura are expected to move eastward and pass near or north of Eastern NC Saturday evening, which will link up with a cold front and bring a severe weather threat Saturday afternoon or early evening. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two will be possible.
Gusty Southwest winds will produce minor water level rises of 1 to 2 feet above ground level Friday evening north of Cape Hatteras.
If you have any questions you can always call the office at 252 223 5737 EXT 6.
NOAA - National Weather Service
Newport/Morehead City, NC Weather Forecast Office
533 Roberts Rd
Newport, NC 28570