and showers with gusty winds are forecast for Hatteras and Ocracoke
islands beginning Monday night due to a low pressure crossing the
coastal North Carolina area, per a Monday afternoon update from the
National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
strongest storms are expected to develop between midnight and sunrise
on Tuesday morning, with gusty winds in the 20-30 mph range lingering
throughout the day on Tuesday.
thunderstorms accompanied by 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is likely, with
isolated locations receiving as much as 3 inches of rain. Although the
inundation of rain could lead to the flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas, no major effects to the islands are anticipated with
southerly winds and increasing seas could also result in minor coastal
erosion and wave run-up, but significant coastal flooding is not
expected. The largest seas and waves will occur Tuesday morning, with
high tide occurring between 11 a.m. and noon along the beaches.
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/.