More Rain, Wind and Tidal Flooding Possible on Monday

November 18th, 2012 at 9:01 pm by under Weather

Storm Developing Offshore

We have another storm developing off the coast of the Carolinas tonight. This storm is going to stay well offshore, but it will still bring us some wind, rain and some nuisance-minor tidal flooding in some areas. We already saw a few light showers this afternoon. This low will continue to spin over the Atlantic tonight, throwing lots of moisture our way. Therefore, showers will be possible overnight and into Monday morning. Best chance for rain will be across North Carolina.

Best chance for rain will be across NE North Carolina and the OBX

Winds will still be strong tomorrow out of the northeast at 15-25mph gusting up to 30mph at times. Northeasterly winds tend to enhance tidal flooding across the region. Tides will still be running high on Monday. Here is a list of high tides on Monday for 3 locations. Sewells Point represents Hampton Roads. We use Kiptopeke for the Eastern Shore and Duck, NC for the Outer Banks.

Monday High Tides

Minor flooding begins at 4.5′ for Sewells Point and Kiptopeke, so we could see some problems in areas that are prone to tidal flooding. Tides at Duck, NC will likely stay under the threshold for minor flooding, however with rough surf, over-wash is still possible across NC 12 near Rodanthe. A high surf advisory is in effect until Monday night for VA Beach and the Outer Banks. Waves could get as high as 8-10ft. Boaters…use caution.

Tuesday will be drier, but still cloudy and breezy. Tides will slowly come down starting on Tuesday as well. The weather will really start to improve by the middle of the week, just in time for Thanksgiving!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

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