Potential for Hazardous Weather - Wednesday / Thursday | Eastern North Carolina Now

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Good Afternoon Everyone,

    Our office is currently monitoring an approaching low pressure system that has the potential to bring damaging winds, isolated tornados, heavy rains and hazardous marine conditions to our area tomorrow afternoon through Thursday morning. The forecast for Beaufort Co. is as follows:

    Winds

     •  Winds will be sustained at 10mph shortly after sunrise tomorrow morning. Gust of 15 to 20mph will be possible between 9am Wednesday and 3am Thursday morning.

    Rain

     •  Rain is likely during the daytime hours tomorrow, with our greatest chance occurring between 9am and 4pm. Most areas of our county are forecasted to receive 1/2" of rain during this time, with locally heavier amounts possible where isolated stronger storms develop.

    Marine Conditions

     •  A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for the Pamlico and Pungo rivers beginning at 10am tomorrow, and continuing through 10pm. Southeast winds of 15 to 20kts are expected, with gust of 25kts possible.

    Isolated Tornados

     •  Isolated tornados are possible with the formation of stronger storms during the day tomorrow.

    Please see the email below and attached briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) for additional information. We will continue to pass updates along as we receive them.

    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.

    Chris Newkirk
       Deputy Director,     Beaufort County Emergency Services

    1420 Highland Dr
    Washington, NC 27889

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