Our office continues to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Elsa. Forecast details are starting to emerge, with the following expected for Beaufort County:
Rain chances will increase after 2am Thursday morning and continue through midnight, with 1–3" of rain possible. The heaviest rains are expected to occur between 8am and 7pm on Thursday.
South winds will begin to increase after sunrise on Thursday, and transition to the Southwest as Elsa moves across Eastern NC. Areas west of Blounts Creek and Bath are forecasted to have sustained winds between 10–15 mph, with gust of 20–25 mph possible between 10am and 10pm Thursday. Areas east are forecasted to have sustained winds of 20–25 mph, with gust of 30–35 mph possible during the same time period.
Severe Thunderstorms / Tornados / Flash Flooding
Severe thunderstorms, isolated tornados and flash flooding is possible throughout the day on Thursday. However, the potential for these impacts appear to be highest between 2–7pm Thursday.
- Chris Newkirk
- Deputy Director
- Beaufort County Emergency Services
- 1420 Highland Dr
- Washington, N.C. 27889
- Office: (252) 940-6511
- Cell: (252) 378-5352