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This storm report has been updated April 2, 8 a.m. to reflect strengthening conditions
The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory that a coastal low will develop off the southeast coast and rapidly deepen as it moves along North Carolina coastal waters Tuesday and Wednesday. This storm will produce strong winds, high surf and minor coastal flooding.
Light rain will begin Tuesday morning and will increase in intensity by the afternoon and evening bringing as much as two inches or more. Winds will also pick up gaining strength as the day progresses with sustained speeds in the 25 to 35 mph range and gusts up to 50 mph or higher.
The system will bring dangerous surf conditions, a chance of overwash on N.C. 12 and sound side flooding. Some ferry disruptions are probable and power outages possible.
Call the Hatteras ferry terminal at 252-996-6000 to check on possible delays or cancellations from that terminal and the Ocracoke ferry office, 252-996-6200, for delays or cancellations on the sound routes.