Waterspouts, heavy rain, and flash flooding are being reported across eastern Carolina as heavy strong storms push in off the coast. As storms began to move in Monday morning, several water spouts were reported in the sound and outer banks of Dare County. One water spout was even given a brief tornado warning as it slowly pushed onshore.
Carteret, Pamlico, and Craven Counties (just to name a few) have experienced gusty winds and heavy rain as a cluster of storms organized and pushed in from the southwest. A viewer in Trenton says they received 2.5 inches of rain within an hour, leading to massive flash flooding.
Storms will continue to tap in to rich oceanic moisture throughout the day. Waterspouts, rough seas, and inland flooding will remain issues into this evening, when storm activity should die down.
If any of these storms become severe, we will update you immediately on air and online.
Image Credit: Dare County Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.