Rain Ending By Late Afternoon; Wind Sticking Around

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2pm Update:
Light to moderate rain will be over for Pitt, Martin, Greene, Lenoir and Duplin County as early as 3pm. Locations east of 17 including Onslow County should see the rain coming to an end around 4pm. Winds will stay strong through 6/7pm -Matt (@EngelWx)

Wind Advisories, Gale Warnings and High Surf Advisories have been posted for portions of eastern Carolina. Wind and rain is expected to continue impacting the area through the early evening hours.

Gale Warning thru 9pm:
Pamlico Sound & Coastal Waters

Wind Advisory thru 7pm:
Mainland Dare County
Mainland Hyde County

High Surf Advisory thru 8pm:
Carteret County

The damaging wind/tornado threat this afternoon is very low, but cannot be completely ruled out.

A low pressure system will move up from the Gulf, tracking directly across eastern Carolina, bringing clouds to the latter half of the weekend.

The system is expected to bring between one to two inches of rain across the region, with heavier amounts possible in localized areas. There is a slight chance of severe weather with this system, with the main threats being damaging winds and localized flooding. Temperatures Sunday will be warm, hitting the mid 60s a little after noon.

The system will exit the area Sunday evening.

Be sure to follow the WITN meteorologists for updated information.

Matt Engelbrecht

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