Wet and noticeably colder weather is forecast for Eastern North Carolina through the weekend, with heavy periods of rain Wednesday through Saturday, per the US National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office.
Locally, Ocracoke Island could see about 1-2 inches of rain, while Hatteras Island could see up to 3 inches of accumulated rain from Wednesday until Saturday.
Temperatures are also expected to drop within the next couple of days. Wednesday morning readings of temperatures in the 60s will drop to the 40s and 50s this afternoon, and are expected to stay in this range for the next few days.
Travelers should use caution when driving through heavy periods of rain, and should watch for deep puddles and hot spots along N.C. Highway 12.
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/.