Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected to continue through Saturday night, especially during the afternoon and evening hours, per an update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
Periods of thundershowers with torrential downpours are expected on Friday afternoon and evening, as well as late Saturday, with up to 4 inches of rain forecast for the Outer Banks. Localized flooding is possible, especially for areas that have already received recent heavy rains.
A cold front finally pushes through late Saturday or early Sunday, ending the unsettled weather pattern and bringing relief from the oppressive heat and humidity over the past week.
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/.