The Outer Banks of North Carolina are expected to receive impacts from a coastal storm starting this evening through Monday.
Here are some additional information and tips:
The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting moderate to significant coastal flooding and strong winds along the Outer Banks.
Sound side flooding most likely will occur Friday evening into early Saturday and ocean side flooding most likely Saturday through Monday.
Strong wind gusts, prolonged periods of dangerous seas and significant beach erosion, are all possible.
The NWS website has more: www.weather.gov/mhx
N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island will likely become flooded and impassable around times of high tide due to ocean over wash and erosion. Travelers should monitor the N.C. Ferry Division website and Twitter for potential ferry cancellations.
National Park Service facilities and services, including off-road vehicle (ORV) routes at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, are not expected to close during the potential storm.
Beach-goers should use extreme caution during both high and low tide conditions.
Potentially dangerous ocean debris may wash ashore and buried items may be exposed during this weather event.
For current weather-related information, listen to NOAA weather radio, local radio, and media for updates and advisories.