Coastal Storm Cranks Up Today and Tonight

We were expecting a major coastal system to extend well inland this weekend, however models have shifted drastically east overnight. Therefore, impacts inland will not be as severe, and even the coast may not be as impacted as first thought.

Below are our final thoughts.

AREA A: 35 mph wind gusts are possible with up to 0.5 inch of rain.

AREA B: 35-50 mph gusts are possible with higher along the Outer Banks along with coastal flooding. 0.5 inch to 0.75 inch of rain expected, but winds and coastal flooding will be the primary concerns.

This will be a good day to stay home, even inland as it is cold and windy. Conditions deteriorate tonight, so travel is not advised, nor is a beach trip.

Stay safe and follow all NWS advisories.

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!