A strong low pressure system will move up the coast through the day, bringing strong winds, heavy rains and a few snow showers for some.
Threats: Coastal flooding for the Outer Banks as well as coastal areas along the Pamlico Sound. Ocean overwash for the Outer Banks and Carteret County. Storm force winds for the Outer Banks, Crystal Coast and Pamlico Sound.
Timing: - Rain showers will continue through the day, pushing offshore by 7am Monday morning. - Winds starting off breezy in the mornings (10-15 mph) and will get stronger in the afternoon (20-25 mph). Coastal communities could see sustained winds between 40-50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Strongest winds will occur between 2pm and 10pm. - Snow will mix in with the rain occasionally through the morning before shifting to just rain in the afternoon.
The chance of snowfall accumulations remains low due to ground temperatures staying above freezing through Sunday. Snowfall that we do see will melt on contact with the pavement and bare ground. Snow accumulations on grassy surfaces will be possible, but this is expected to be the extent of the snow here in the East.
Rainfall totals for coastal communities will range between 1 to 1.5 inches for Sunday. Inland communities will see totals between 0.5 to 1.0 inch. Flooding will continue to be a concern across the entire area as many rivers are currently at or above flood stage.
A flood warning is in effect for Chicod Creek near Simpson. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. Flooding of low lying areas adjacent to Mobleys Bridge Road.
A flood warningis in effect for the NE Cape Fear River near Chinquapin in Duplin county. Minor flooding is occurring and is expected to continue through the weekend before falling early next week.
Sunday: Cloudy with on and off showers. Possibility of a few snow showers, however any accumulations will be reserved for grassy surfaces. Highs in the middle 40s with north winds at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Rain slowly pushing offshore. Lows in the low 30s with winds from the north at 12 to 18 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny to start before clouds and rain move back in for the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 50s. Winds from the north at 7 to 13 mph.
*Storm Warning for Pamlico Sound and coastal waters on Sunday*
North winds blowing at 25 to 35 knots on Sunday morning, increasing to 35 to 45 knots by Sunday afternoon. Gusts reaching 55 knots possible. Swells will be 8 to 11 feet offshore and 2 to 5 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
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- A strong low pressure system is currently moving up the coast, which will lead to damaging winds and moderate showers. Watches and warnings are currently in effect through the evening. View for county by county impacts and what it means for your Sunday.
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