moisture that is indirectly associated with the tropical system in the
Gulf of Mexico may bring flooding to eastern North Carolina by Monday,
per a Saturday afternoon briefing from the National Weather Service
Newport / Morehead City office.
of the eastern half of the state, including Hatteras and Ocracoke
islands, is in the slight risk range for excessive rain, which means
there is up to a 20% chance of rainfall exceeding flash flood criteria.
Up to 2” of rain is forecast through Tuesday beginning Sunday night, with locally heavier amounts possible.
are quite saturated from recent rains, as May is running well above
normal rainfall for many locations in eastern North Carolina. The
National Weather Service reports that due to these conditions, it will
be fairly easy for excessive rain to cause at least minor flood issues.
Eastern N.C. area will also remain in an unsettled weather pattern for
most of the upcoming week, as the moist air mass remains in place.
more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for local weather
forecasts, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead
City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.