Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene - Friday PM Update

What to expect Friday night - Saturday morning:

Crystal Coast (Morehead City-Atlantic Beach-Emerald Isle)

  • Hurricane force winds possible after midnight and into Saturday morning

  • 6-10" of rain possible with localized higher amounts

  • Storm surge up to 10 feet possible resulting in a worst case of 4-6feet inudation about sea level in the surge zone

Inland from the Crystal Coast (New Bern - Havelock - Newport)

  • Hurricane force wind gusts possible after midnight and into Saturday morning

  • 6-8" of rain possible leading to some flooding

Onslow County (Jacksonville)

  • Hurricane force wind gusts

  • 4-6 foot storm surge along the coast

  • 6-8" of rain possible

Cape Fear region and coast (Wilmington - Wrightsville Beach - Brunswick Co.)

  • Tropical storm force winds will continue into the early morning with a hurricane force gust not out of the question along the coastal areas

  • 4-6 foot storm surge along the coast

  • 5-8" of rain possible

I-95 corridor (Johnston County - Wilson - Goldsboro)

  • Wind gusts up to 60mph possible

  • 3-6" of rain with localized higher amounts possible

Triangle and Sandhills (Raleigh -Durham - Chapel Hill - Fayetteville)

  • Wind gusts up to 40 to 50 mph possible

  • 1-2" of rain with some higher amounts in the eastern parts of this area and lower amounts to the west

Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for the latest updates through the night and day

Lee Ringer

News 14 Carolina Meteorologist

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