Slow moving cold front, moisture from Eta to bring heavy rain to Outer Banks

Significant rainfall is forecast for the southeast U.S. the rest of the week. [NWS/NOAA image]

Deep tropical moisture from distant Tropical Storm Eta is forecast to interact with a slow moving cold front late tonight and tomorrow, resulting in widespread showers and a few thunderstorms over eastern North Carolina.

The Newport/Morehead City office of the National Weather Service said Wednesday morning heavy downpours are possible and could lead to localized flash flooding.

The most likely period for flooding is Thursday, but heavier rainfall will begin late tonight, according to a weather office.

Two to four inches of rain is forecast for most areas, but as much as four to six inches is possible from the Dare County mainland south.

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head as of Wednesday 7 a.m.

Veterans Day
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 67. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 72. South wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Thursday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 63. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. North wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Breezy.
Sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy.

 

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