The remnants of Potential Tropical Cyclone 3, which is located in the Gulf of Mexico as of Friday morning, could bring heavy rains and minor coastal flooding to the Outer Banks early next week, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
The current forecast from the National Hurricane Center brings Potential TC3 across the Southeast this weekend, and towards the North Carolina region by Sunday, where it is expected to dissipate into a remnant low.
Despite the downgrade, the remnants of this system could impact Eastern N.C. on Monday with the main threats of heavy rainfall and minor coastal flooding. Some severe weather is possible, but uncertainty remains high and is heavily dependent on the exact track and evolution of the system. Up to 2 inches of rainfall is currently forecast for Eastern N.C. on Monday and Tuesday, and especially for inland areas west of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands,
For more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather forecast information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.