Flash flood watch for Pitt, Beaufort, Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, Greene, Lenoir, Duplin, Jones, Pender and Onslow counties until Tuesday morning
Rain will continue to move in from the south through the early morning hours as a low pressure system pushes northeast. The rain will be moderate to heavy through the morning before relaxing after sunrise Tuesday. Rainfall totals are expected to range between two to four inches over Monday and Tuesday with a few counties approaching five inches of rain. Dry weather will return to the east by Wednesday with decreasing rain activity by the latter half of Tuesday. Temperatures will rise quickly as skies clear for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Expect mid 80s to upper 80s from Wednesday through the weekend.
Tuesday: Cloudy with rain showers decreasing through the day. Highs in the mid 70s with winds out of the northeast at 7 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Dry with clearing skies. Lows in the low 60s with northwesterly winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly clear with highs near 80°. West wind at 4 to 8 mph.
*Gale Warning for all waters through Tuesday*
Winds will be from the southeast at 20 to 30 knots on Tuesday. Offshore swells will run 7 to 12 feet. Waves heights will run around 3 to 4 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.