March 19, 2021. 6 p.m.
The National Weather Service out of Newport/Morehead City reported this afternoon that strong northerly winds will continue through tonight, becoming north easterly on Saturday.
This will lead to minor to moderate coastal flooding for portions of soundside Outer Banks, areas adjacent to the southern Pamlico Sound and the Neuse River.
Ocean overwash is also a significant concern, mainly for areas north of Cape Hatteras. The NWS is already receiving reports of minor coastal flooding across portions of the area.
The N.C. Ferry Division tweeted at 1:17 p.m. today that ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke is suspended.
Ferries to and from Cedar Island and Swan Quarter have been suspended all day.
Gale warnings, wind advisories, coastal flood warnings and advisories continue.