A coastal storm is expected to bring snow to mainland eastern North Carolina, and heavy winds and rains to the Outer Banks, starting on Sunday, per a Thursday morning briefing from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
Approximately 2 inches of rain is currently forecast for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands from Sunday, December 9, through Monday, with maximum wind gusts of up to 45 mph. Very rough surf is expected during the storm, with possible minor flooding, coastal flooding, and beach erosion. A clearer forecast of potential impacts is expected over the weekend, as the storm approaches.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.