A Coastal Flood Warning has been issued for Hatteras Island and the northern Outer Banks due to a period of gale-force southwesterly winds which is expected to bring soundside flooding starting late Monday night, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office.
Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible for soundside locations from the northern Outer Banks southward to Frisco. Soundside inundation of 2-3 ft. is forecast, with locally higher amounts up to 4 ft. possible, especially from Oregon Inlet to Frisco.
The greatest impacts are expected to occur on Tuesday afternoon.
Minor coastal flooding 1-2 feet above ground level is also expected for soundside areas near Hatteras from late Monday night through Tuesday.
Additionally, wind gusts of 45-50 mph are likely along the coast, and widespread 2-3″ of rainfall is expected, but a flash flood threat remains negligible.
- For more information on the local weather 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/.
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- For updates regarding road conditions, visit DriveNC.gov and follow the North Carolina Department of Transportation and NCDOT NC 12 on Facebook. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office also shares local road condition updates on its Facebook page.