Tropical Storm WATCH issued for our area

May 16, 2020
5:00 PM Update

Follow the forecast at nhc.noaa.gov/.

Tropical Depression One, currently located off the east-central
Florida coast, is forecast to strengthen and lift northward near the
North Carolina coast Sunday night and Monday. There is still some
uncertainty regarding the exact forecast track and a slight shift
could change specific impacts. The center of the storm could remain
off the North Carolina coast or it could make landfall.

Tropical storm force winds will be possible along the coast. These
winds could lead to some downed trees and widely scattered power
outages.

Minor storm surge impacts will be possible for areas adjacent to the
ocean, sounds, and rivers, however impacts at specific locations will
be highly track dependent.

Dangerous marine conditions are also expected, with seas building to
8 to 10 feet. Rough surf conditions will develop along the coast
Sunday into Monday with a dangerous rip currents threat continuing
into the middle of next week.

Periods of locally heavy rain will be possible along the coast, with
the potential for localized minor flooding of low lying areas, however
widespread flooding is not expected. Isolated tornadoes cannot be
rules out late Sunday night and Monday.