Our office is currently monitoring an approaching weather system that has the potential to bring periods of heavy rain, damaging wind gust and isolated tornados to our area. The current forecast for Beaufort County is as follows:
- Rain chances will begin to increase after sunset today, and continue through 4am tomorrow. Our heaviest rains are expected between 10pm and 1am. 1/2" -1" of rain is possible through Sunday morning.
Tornados / Severe Thunderstorms
- SW/W winds will begin to increase after 9p tonight, becoming sustained between 15 and 20mph through 4am. Gust of 30 to 35mph are possible during this time.
- A Gale Warning has been issued for the Pamlico and Pungo rivers from 4a - 10a Saturday morning. West winds of 20 to 25kt, with gust of 35kt and rough waters are expected. These winds are expected to cause abnormally low water levels of up to 2' below normal between 4a and 4p tomorrow.
- The greatest chance of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados will be between 10p and 2am. However, storms are possible anytime between sunset tonight and 4am tomorrow morning.
Please see the email below and attached briefing from the National Weather Service for additional information.
We encourage everyone to monitor local media outlets for additional updates and any watches / warnings that may be issued.
As always, feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance.
- Chris Newkirk
- Deputy Director
- Beaufort County Emergency Services
- 1420 Highland Dr
- Washington, N.C. 27889
- Office: (252) 940-6511
- Cell: (252) 378-5352