A complex low pressure system brought more than 4 inches of rain to southern Hatteras and Ocracoke island on late Sunday night and early Monday morning, leading to standing water on portions of N.C. Highway 12.
N.C. Highway 12 was passable throughout as of Monday morning at 10 a.m.
The surface low, which has a striking appearance that resembles a tropical cyclone in satellite imagery, will begin to move slowly ENE by Monday afternoon. Skies are forecast to gradually clear from west to east, as the precipitation trickles off by Monday afternoon as well.
4.34 inches of rain was recorded in Frisco over the past 24 hours, with 2.5 inches recorded at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and 2 inches recorded in Rodanthe, per the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
45-50 mph wind gusts were reported late Sunday night and early Monday morning, with seas of at least 8 feet also recorded. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for much of the Outer Banks waters until Monday at 7 p.m.
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/.