Nor’easter-Style Storm Expected to Impact Coastline this Weekend
Nor'easter-like storm will impact Eastern North Carolina this weekend,
bringing with it strong gusty winds, heavy rains, and the potential for
strong thunderstorms, per a Friday 7:30 a.m. update from the National
Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office.
strong low pressure system is expected to develop just ahead of a cold
front, which will cross the Eastern N.C. region on Sunday. The low
pressure will track along or just off the coastline on Sunday morning.
and visitors on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands should expect periods of
rain Saturday night with heavier rain arriving on Sunday morning and
tapering off on Sunday afternoon. Minor flooding issues are possible as
the heavy rain - (1-2" locally with up to 3" possible) - will fall over
a short amount of time, (approximately 12 hours.)
will also increase Saturday night and will be the strongest just ahead
of the low pressure system on Sunday morning, as well as behind the
cold front later in the day Sunday into Sunday night.
wind gusts are expected to reach the high 30s on Hatteras and Ocracoke
Islands. Strong thunderstorms are also possible along the Eastern N.C.
are urged to use caution when driving over the weekend, especially on
Saturday evening through Sunday night. For more information on the
weekend storm, visit https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.