A coastal storm forecast for late Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to bring strong winds, high surf, and minor soundside flooding, per a Monday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
A coastal low will develop off the Southeast coast and rapidly deepen as it moves along the N.C. coastal waters late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. This system has the potential to produce strong winds for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, with maximum wind gusts of up to 50 mph, as well as high seas with wave heights up to 10 feet offshore.
Possible coastal flooding 1 to 2 feet above ground is also expected for the soundside Outer Banks, including southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke, from Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
1.5-2 inches of total rainfall is also forecast through Wednesday morning.
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/.