Video: Threat of severe storms increased; Flash flood watch continues

By on November 15, 2018

High winds and rough surf in Kill Devil Hills on Thursday morning. (Kari Pugh)

The National Weather Service this morning reports an increased threat of severe weather across eastern North Carolina as a low pressure system streaks across the area.

“Temperatures will warm dramatically this morning into the upper 60s, which will allow thunderstorms to form. Some of the thunderstorms could produce damaging wind gusts and possibly tornadoes,” said the National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City.

The low will quickly lift to the north Thursday night pushing a cold front offshore.

A flash flood watch, wind advisory and high surf advisory have been posted through Thursday evening.

Sustained onshore winds of up to 30 mph and higher gusts will create surf of up to 8 feet that could cause minor beach erosion.

Dare County Schools and College of the Albemarle Dare campuses were closed Thursday due to the threat of flooded roads and strong winds.

Once the storm moves out on Friday, sunny skies and seasonal temperatures are expected for the weekend, before another weak low pressure system is forecast to move up the coast to kickoff Thanksgiving week.

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