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Huge Surprise Storm Due this Evening Down East

News Release:

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Our office is currently monitoring the potential development of severe weather across our area this afternoon. Storms capable of producing strong winds and localized heavy rain, are expected to develop across Beaufort County between 4pm and 7pm today. Impacted areas could receive 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of rain in a very short time, which has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for Beaufort County from 2pm to 10pm this evening.

    Please see the email below and attached briefing from the National Weather Service for more details.

    We encourage everyone to monitor local media outlets for additional updates, as well as any watches and / or warnings that may be issued.

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

    Contact: Chris Newkirk

     Beaufort County Emergency Services

     1420 Highland Dr
     Washington, NC 27889

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

National Weather Service Email

This afternoon into this evening severe weather is possible across much of Eastern NC.

    · Strong winds could cause tree limbs and weak trees to be blown down and a few power outages may result.

    · Localized flooding may result from frequent downpours

If you have any questions or need anything else, please let us know!

    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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