A strong coastal storm brought high winds, rain and coastal flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A storm system off the North Carolina coast has kept skies cloudy with considerable rainfall along the coast. Cape Hatteras had the dubious honor of getting 9.95" of rain since late Monday. The storm system also brought high winds with gusts over 40 mph reported on portions of the Outer Banks. Wind advisories and coastal flood warnings continue in effect for the upper portion of the North Carolina coast on Wednesday evening. The coastal storm will move slowly to the northeast and skies will begin to clear from the west early Thursday. Most areas should see at least partly sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 70s on Thursday and Friday, although coastal areas may not see much sun until Friday. Seasonable temperatures are expected over the weekend with partly sunny skies. There could be a few showers on Saturday as a cold front pushes through the region.