June 20, 2021 Weather Update 10:40 a.m.
Tropical Storm Warning Now in Effect for Dare County
Tropical Storm Claudette will move over eastern North Carolina tonight into Monday 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.
To subscribe for emergency alerts from Dare County Emergency Management, visit www.darenc.com/alerts.