Another strong low pressure system will move up the North
Carolina coastline on Thursday bringing heavy rains, winds, and severe weather
to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands per a Wednesday afternoon update from the
National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
The strongest rains and winds will likely occur during the
Thursday morning commute, and will linger throughout the afternoon. Currently,
1.5-2 inches of rain is forecast for northern Hatteras Island, and 2-3 inches
of rain is forecast for southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke. With saturated
grounds from the recent heavy rains earlier in the week, localized flash
flooding may develop. A flash flood watch is in effect for coastal Dare and
Hyde Counties through 7 p.m. on Thursday night.
Southeast winds in the 25-35 mph range are also forecast for
Thursday, and there is the potential for isolated tornadoes due to the strong
gusty winds and possible thunderstorms.
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/.