Minor soundside flooding along Outer Banks possible through Sunday; oceanside Sunday night & Monday

Minor soundside flooding along Outer Banks possible through Sunday; oceanside Sunday night & Monday

January 14th, 2023

Strong northerly winds and a coastal low developing offshore will lead to the potential for minor soundside and oceanside flooding through the weekend and into the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

The National Weather Service office in Newport/Morehead City has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory from Duck to Ocracoke from Saturday evening through Monday at 10 a.m.

Minor soundside flooding with 1-2 feet of inundation above ground level is possible from Saturday night through early Sunday morning.

That could cause some minor flooding in the normal trouble spots along the soundside of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island including Manteo and Wanchese, Manns Harbor, and all of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.

The oceanside overwash/flooding threat, with 1-2 feet of inundation above ground level, is possible from Sunday night until early Monday for the beaches from Corolla to Ocracoke.

A High Surf Advisory is also in effect from Sunday at 1 p.m. through Monday at 10 a.m. for the east facing beaches from Duck to Cape Hatteras for large breaking waves of 6 to 8 feet expected in the surf zone.

High tide at Oregon Inlet is Sunday at 1:13 a.m. and 1:26 p.m., and Monday at 2:11 a.m. and 2:32 p.m.

A Gale Warning is also in effect for mariners until Sunday due to northwest winds of 20-25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots and rough waters expected.

National Weather Service seven-day forecasts for:

LIVE data from flood gauges at key locations throughout North Carolina, including automated email and text alerts, visit https://fiman.nc.gov/

Sign up for emergency alerts from Dare County and its municipalities.

Currituck County provides beach safety and emergency updates for Corolla and the mainland via Currituck Alert.

For the latest images from NCDOT traffic cameras on the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina, visit: https://wobx.com/2022/06/01/outer-banks-northeastern-north-carolina-traffic-cameras/.

LIVE video from Downtown Manteo, courtesy Town of Manteo

LIVE video from Kitty Hawk, courtesy Twiddy & Co.:

LIVE video from Rodanthe, courtesy RodanthePierLLC.com:

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