Wind & Severe Weather Potential - This Weekend | Eastern North Carolina Now

Our office is currently monitoring an increasing possibility for windy conditions this weekend with a possibility of severe storms on Saturday.

News Release:

    Good Afternoon Everyone,

    Our office is currently monitoring an increasing possibility for windy conditions this weekend with a possibility of severe storms on Saturday. Current forecast details are vague, but include the following for Beaufort County.


    South winds are expected to increase Friday and remain elevated through noon on Sunday as follows:

  • Friday: S winds sustained between 15 and 20 mph, with gust of 20 - 25 mph.
  • Saturday: S winds transitioning to SW sustained between 20 and 25 mph, with gust of 30 - 40 mph. (Especially between 1pm and 7pm)
  • Sunday: SW winds transitioning to the N sustained between 10 and 15 mph, with gust of 15 to 25 through noon.

    Severe Weather

    Confidence in the development of a line of potentially severe storms that will move across the state on Saturday is increasing. Current forecast models suggest the greatest risk of storms will occur between 11am and 7pm.

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

    As always, thank you all for what you do to keep Beaufort County prepared, informed 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 Morning,

    There is increasing confidence that strong S to SW winds ahead of a cold front will bring at least minor impacts to the region on Saturday. The most uncertain aspect of the forecast revolves around the coverage and intensity of afternoon storms, so please continue to monitor subsequent forecasts as we refine the details.

    Please see the attached briefing for a quick overview. The next briefing will be issued Thursday morning.


    NWS Morehead City


    NWS Newport/Morehead City

   NOAA - National Weather Service
   Newport/Morehead City, NC Weather Forecast Office
   533 Roberts Rd
   Newport, NC 28570
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