Strong northerly winds and a coastal low developing offshore will lead to the potential for minor soundside and oceanside flooding until early next week, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office.
A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued from Duck to Ocracoke Island through Monday at 10 a.m.
Minor soundside flooding with 1-2 feet of inundation above ground level is possible from Saturday night through early Sunday morning, while oceanside overwash/flooding with 1-2 feet of inundation above ground level is possible from Sunday night until early Monday.
A Gale Warning is also in effect for mariners until Sunday due to northwest winds of 20-25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots and rough waters expected.
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/.