Ocean fury at Southpoint. Photo: Peter Vankevich
High winds Tuesday could cause ocean fury at Southpoint. Photo: Peter Vankevich

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from late tonight through Tuesday. Rain accumulations of one to two inches and SE winds at 25 to 35 mph are expected.

This adverse weather could  temporarily affect ferry service. Travelers can check the NC Ferry Division Twitter feed by clicking here.

A beach hazards statement has also been issued. This Beach Hazards Statement is in effect from 8 p.m. this evening through Tuesday evening.

Dangerous rip currents, minor coastal flooding and rough surf will be effect on the ocean side Dare and Hyde Counties. This could result in ocean side coastal flooding that could impact portions of Highway 12.

Surf heights could reach seven to 10 feet.

For more information, go to NWS Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City, NC







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