Strong winds, possible flooding in our forecast

By on February 27, 2024

(National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City)

Strong southwesterly winds will bring a threat for soundside coastal flooding and localized ocean overwash to portions of eastern NC on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Minor coastal flooding of 1 to 2 feet above ground level is expected for soundside Outer Banks. The greatest impacts will be felt from south Nags Head and southern Roanoke Island down to Avon.

Localized ocean overwash is possible for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. The greatest impacts will likely be felt around high tide (9:25 p.m. on Wednesday) for Ocracoke Island, which could temporarily close the northern portions of NC 12 due to weakened dune structure.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for all of eastern NC, with wind gusts up to 45-50 mph. Gale Force winds are expected across all area waters, including all coastal waters, sounds, and inland rivers.

Follow NWS Newport/Morehead for weather updates. And follow Dare County Sheriff and NCDOT NC12 on Facebook for road conditions.


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