A Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, and Wind Advisory have been issued ahead of a coastal storm that will impact the Outer Banks starting late Sunday night and Monday, per a recent briefing from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office.
Minor ocean overwash from Cape Hatteras to Duck is forecast for Monday and Tuesday, and N.C. Highway 12 may be impacted. Dangerous surf is also expected, with offshore wave heights of 12-15 feet.
Soundside coastal flooding is also a concern, with minor to moderate water level rises of 1-3 feet above ground level possible, and especially for areas near the Pamlico Sound.
Strong gusty winds up to 55 mph are also forecast with the coastal low pressure system starting on Sunday evening, as well as 1.5-2 inches of rainfall throughout the storm. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are also a possibility from Sunday afternoon into Monday morning, and localized flooding due to heavy rain could impact low-lying areas.
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 at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.