Tornado watch in effect for Eastern N.C. through 10 p.m. Friday

The National Weather Service (NOAA) has reported that a tornado watch has been issued for Eastern North Carolina through 10 p.m. Friday, September 30. As heavier bands of rain move through the region, a few tornadoes are possible. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes, but not occurring.

Per a recent NOAA update, elevated water levels are being reported along the lower Neuse River and the southern part of the Pamlico Sound (Downeast Carteret). Winds will begin to shift to the southeast later today, and new areas will be impacted by elevated water levels.  The storm is currently moving north northeast at 9 mph and has started to begin its turn to the north as it approaches the South Carolina coast.

Heavy rain threats will persists along with coastal flooding and wind.

Remember, you can monitor conditions in the tropics at https://www.weather.gov/mhx/tropical. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for emergency alerts from Dare County and its municipalities.

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