The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Carteret County, which lasted until 8:30 a.m. Friday.
A confirmed waterspout was spotted at 7:58 a.am. ahead of the warning.
Meteorologist Matt Engelbrecht said in a situation like this, tornadoes have a potential to spin up quickly, but won't be a threat for all of eastern Carolina this afternoon,
"Just so we are all on the same page. While there was a tornado warning issued at 8am, I DO NOT anticipate warnings being issued throughout eastern Carolina this afternoon. Like November 27th, waterspouts can develop in a wide array of situations, move over land and cause damage. If more warnings are issued today it will be because of waterspouts.
Again, today is not going to be a severe weather day for all of eastern North Carolina, but I will be watching coastal communities closely in case we get a repeat of this situation."
The NWS said radar spotted a severe thunderstorm moving through areas near Oceana Pier and Morehead City, with speeds moving to storm at 20 miles per hour.
We are working now to determine if the storm caused any damages.