Here comes another blow: Coastal low sprints through Tuesday night

Rough seas on Mar. 25, 2019 in Kill Devil Hills [Kari Pugh photo]

Batten down the hatches again, as another coastal low is forecast to develop off the southeast U.S. and rapidly deepen as it moves through our area late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service says the system has the potential to produce strong winds, high surf, and minor coastal flooding concerns, with the greatest threat along the soundside of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.

“Overall, the impacts from this systems will result in strong winds along the coast with the typical coastal impacts of high surf along the beaches and minor coastal flooding concerns along the sounds,” said Bel Melendez, a forecaster at NWS Newport/Morehead City.

“The strongest winds will occur Tuesday night on the backside of the low with north to northwest winds,” Melendez said.

Water level rises of one to two feet above ground on the soundside south of Avon are forecast, while the system could also drop between one-half and two inches of rain.

Once the latest storm moves out on Wednesday, there will be a brief lull before another low moves in from the midwest with more shower chances on Friday. Temperatures are expected to be above normal however, with highs in the 60s.

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