Confidence is increasing that multiple days of strong northeast-to-east winds combined with large waves may produce coastal flooding and ocean overwash along the Outer Banks next week, according to an update posted Thursday from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office.
Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible along the oceanside from Ocracoke to the northern Outer Banks, and significant beach erosion is likely. Portions of N.C. 12 may be impacted by ocean overwash over multiple days, and through multiple high tide cycles.
The most likely timeframe for flooding is Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8-9.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.