High winds and possible coastal flooding remained
in the forecast for Saturday in the 7:30 a.m. briefing from the
National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office.
Moderate to significant coastal flooding of 2 to
4 feet above ground is forecast, with both soundside and oceanside
flooding likely today through Monday.
Winds will continue to remain high, with maximum
wind gusts up to 45 mph, but will start to taper off by Monday. The
High Wind Warning issued for coastal areas of the Outer Banks has been
changed to a Wind Advisory through Sunday afternoon/evening, and all
Storm Warnings have been changed to Gale Warnings for the coastal
waters. Peak seas of 20 ft. continue to be forecast for the duration of
Soundside flooding was reported in every village
on Friday, with some stretches of N.C. Highway 12 virtually impassable.
The sound waters have since receded in many areas, but oceanside
flooding becomes a greater concern through the rest of the weekend.
Due to the high winds, all ferry departures from
Ocracoke, Cedar Island, and Swan Quarter have been canceled until
further notice due to the severe wind conditions.
Dare County Emergency Management advises
residents and visitors to use caution since many roads and
neighborhoods will continue to experience flooding, particularly during
periods of high tide. The next high tide is around 8:30 p.m. on
For more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather forecast
information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead
City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.
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