Nestor expected to pack a punch

By on October 19, 2019

NWS Newport/Morehead

(National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service says that Tropical Storm Nestor should reach the Eastern North Carolina area by tonight with these projected impacts:

Heavy rainfall: Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches expected, with locally higher amounts. High rainfall rates will make localized flash flooding possible

Winds: Gusty winds are possible across the area, with the strongest winds of 30-40+ mph mainly confined to coastal areas. Isolated power outages are possible. Gale Watches are in effect over the waters from Sunday 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. Isolated tornadoes are also possible.

Coastal flooding: Minor coastal flooding is possible across coastal North Carolina along both the sounds and oceanfront. Locations with dune structures already weakened by Dorian and last week’s Nor’easter will be particularly vulnerable.

Dangerous surf: Seas as large as 10-12 ft Sunday will bring very dangerous maritime and surf zone conditions. The elevated threat for rip currents will continue into the early part of next week.

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  • Steve

    To bad it is on the weekend..

    Sunday, Oct 20 @ 7:05 am