EASTERN CAROLINA -

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS PAMLICO...ONSLOW... CARTERET...CRAVEN...DUPLIN...JONES...OUTER BANKS HYDE AND LENOIR COUNTIES THROUGH MIDNIGHT...

AT 1106 PM...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM KORNEGAY TO TAYLORS CORNER TO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF COMFORT TO LONG LAKE...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 14 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOUNT OLIVE TO 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF HALF MOON TO 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF HALF MOON TO 6 MILES WEST OF HAVELOCK...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE...NEWPORT...DEEP RUN... NORTH HARLOWE...HARLOWE...NORTH RIVER...BETTIE.

HAZARDS INCLUDE... DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR FLOODING....skip waters

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STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS TYRRELL...WASHINGTON... MAINLAND HYDE...MARTIN...BEAUFORT...CRAVEN...JONES...LENOIR...PITT AND GREENE COUNTIES THROUGH 1015 PM...

AT 910 PM...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 44 MILES NORTH OF COLUMBIA TO 17 MILES NORTH OF MACKEYS TO JAMESVILLE TO 8 MILES WEST OF LA GRANGE...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 19 MILES NORTHEAST OFELIZABETH CITY TO 7 MILES SOUTH OF RYLAND TO 7 MILES EAST OF WILLIAMSTON TO 8 MILES SOUTH OF GOLDSBORO...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

 LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE...BELLS FORK... SMITHWICK...DAWSON...MOSS HILL...FALLING CREEK...PLEASANT GROVE.

HAZARDS INCLUDE...PEA SIZE HAIL..GUSTY WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH...DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR FLOODING.

 

THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM EDT FOR URBANAREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN CARTERET COUNTY...

AT 811 PM EDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS THAT FLOODING WAS CONTINUING INN AND AROUND BEAUFORT.  DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES THAT THE PRECIPITATION WILL END OVER THE WARNING AREA BY AROUND 830 PM.

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE BY 930 PM...BUT MINORNUISANCE FLOODING MAY PERSIST OVERNIGHT. THERE IS A CHANCE FORADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

 A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.

HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.......skip waters

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Reports of numerous streets in downtown Beaufort are impassable due to flooding.

Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3inches have already fallen in these areas. Scattered storms will continue to form across the area Thursday evening into early Thursday night. These storms will continue to produce an additions 1 to 3 inches and could cause some major flooding. Remember, if you are driving, "turn around, don't drown".

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A line of strong and severe storms continue to push its way through Eastern North Carolina Thursday afternoon.

A few Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued earlier Thursday afternoon for the coastal plain counties. But the line has since shifted south and weakened. As of 3 p.m., the line of storms stretched from the central Outer Banks west to south of New Bern west to near Kenansville.

Frequent lightning, gusty winds and heavy rain can be expected with these storms. The environment was more conducive for severe storms earlier, but has been overworked by these storms.

A cold front still back in the mountains will push through later Thursday night. A satellite shows some clearing further inland, there is a small window where some inland locations could see some unstable air.

This could lead to more thunderstorms later on Thursday evening and Thursday night. The biggest threats are damaging wind gusts. We cannot completely rule out hail as well Thursday afternoon.