Strong Coastal Storm: Sunday and Monday - Saturday Night Report | Eastern North Carolina Now | The latest update from the National Weather Service can be found in the email below and attached briefing. Notable changes to the forecast for Beaufort County.

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News Release:

    Good Evening Everyone,

    The latest update from the National Weather Service can be found in the attached briefing. Notable changes to the forecast for Beaufort County includes:


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Good Afternoon Everyone,

    Rain

    •  Rainfall amounts have been increased, with 2 to 3 inches now expected.

    Storms / Severe Weather

    •  The possibility of severe storms, to include isolated tornados has increased. This threat is possible for all of Beaufort County as the system approaches Sunday morning. A second threat window is possible for areas east of Bunyan and Broad Creek again Monday morning (between 1am and sunrise), depending on the exact track of the coastal low.

    The next update from the National Weather Service will be at 8 am tomorrow morning.

    As always, thank you all for what you do to keep Beaufort County informed, prepared and safe.




    Chris Newkirk
       Deputy Director,     Beaufort County Emergency Services

    1420 Highland Dr
    Washington, NC 27889

       Office: (252) 940-6511  •  Cell: (252) 378-5352


Good Evening,

    We're continuing to track the potential for an extended period of hazardous weather from a variety of threats as a cold front and then quickly strengthening coastal storm move across Eastern NC tomorrow and Monday. The main expected impacts to the area are:

  • Minor to moderate coastal flooding will be possible for areas adjacent to the southern Pamlico Sound, Core Sound and lower Neuse River, with water levels expected to be 1-3 ft AGL. Additionally, minor ocean overwash will be possible across Hatteras Island.
  • Severe Weather will be possible in the form of strong damaging wind gusts, and even some isolated tornadoes within two threat windows. The first for the whole area Sunday morning and afternoon, and the second (and potentially more significant window depending on the eventual track of the low) Monday morning.
  • Strong winds gusts 40-50 mph along the coast with scattered power outages possible
  • Heavy rain with 2-3 inches possible, and the potential for some localized flash flooding


    Please see our attached briefing for additional details. As always, please call our office if you have any questions (252-223-5737 ext. 6).

    Thank You,

      NWS Morehead City

      NOAA - National Weather Service

      Newport/Morehead City, NC Weather Forecast Office
      533 Roberts Rd
      Newport, NC 28570
      Phone: 252-223-5737
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