Tropical Storm Warning in Effect for Dare County Ahead of Claudette
A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for all of Dare County, as Tropical Storm Claudette will move over eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks Sunday night, June 20, and into Monday, June 21, and is expected to bring heavy rain with flash flooding, risk for tornadoes, minor coastal flooding, and windy conditions.
The most likely time of arrival for tropical storm force winds is after midnight tonight and into early Monday; however, our area could see high winds as early as this evening.
Scattered power outages are possible.
The threat for stronger and more frequent rip currents will continue for area beaches through the middle of the week making ocean conditions dangerous for even experienced swimmers.
Dangerous marine conditions are also expected, with strong winds and seas building to 7 to 10 feet creating treacherous conditions for mariners.
Residents and visitors should continue to monitor forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information. Have multiple ways to receive warnings and at least one that will wake you up tonight.
We will continue to update this post as needed.