Tropical Storm Claudette makes landfall on Louisiana coast; brings Outer Banks rain to start work week

Tropical Storm Claudette covers much of the South on Saturday morning. [NOAA image]

Tropical Storm Claudette formed this morning over coastal Louisiana, and the latest track has it moving over eastern North Carolina as a remnant, but still potent low.

The remnants could also reform and restrengthen as the circulation moves off the North Carolina coast on Monday.

In terms of impacts to the area, the greatest threats will be heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding, isolated tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, and minor coastal flooding.

According to forecasters at the Newport/Morehead City office of the National Weather Service, many of these details remain vague as much uncertainty remains on the exact track and strength of the system.

“(There is) significant forecast uncertainty at this time so please keep an eye on updates,” said Dare County Emergency Management director Drew Pearson.

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