The threat of flash flooding continues for the Outer Banks on Wednesday, and an additional 1-3″ inches of rainfall is expected with locally higher amounts probable, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
Some locations have already received 4-8″ of rain over the past couple of days, and any additional heavy rains will result in the flooding of poor drainage areas.
Deep ponding on roads will make for hazardous driving conditions, so please use caution if traveling. Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Ponding was reported on multiple locations of N.C. Highway 12 as of Wednesday morning, including on Ocracoke Island, Hatteras village, the Tri-villages community of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, and Pea Island.
Multiple rounds of heavy rains are expected throughout the day, and a Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Eastern N.C., including Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
A stalled front will remain near or over Eastern North Carolina for the majority of the week, and additional showers and /or thunderstorms are possible on Thursday and Friday.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or visit the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.