The National Weather Service issued a warning Saturday morning (April 29) that a strong area of low pressure is expected to cross eastern North Carolina tomorrow, bringing a range of hazards to the region.
Severe thunderstorms are possible across all of eastern North Carolina, with the highest threat early Sunday morning into the afternoon. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two are the main risks.
Strong southerly to southwesterly winds are expected tomorrow afternoon. In addition to isolated power outages, this will result in minor water rises across the northern Pamlico Sound (up to 1 to 2 feet) and coastal waterways west of Cape Lookout.
Dangerous surf conditions are expected Sunday night into Monday, especially for beaches south of Cape Hatteras.
Angela Todd, director of the Scallywag 5K/10K & half marathon said at the end of the 5K/10 on Saturday that if it rains on Sunday the race will go on but not if there are thunderstorms.