Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the majority of eastern North
Carolina starting Monday morning, per a Sunday briefing from the
National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
and Hatteras islands are included in the Flash Flood Watch, which is in
effect early Monday morning into Monday evening. Tropical moisture will
stream into the region during this timeframe, which is indirectly
associated with the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico.
inches of rain is possible across eastern North Carolina through Monday
night or early Tuesday, with locally heavier amounts possible.
are quite saturated from recent rains, as May is running well above
normal rainfall for many locations in 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.
For 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/.