Follow the National Weather Service Raleigh’s Twitter account for continuous updates on Tropical Storm Isaias
Evening Updates: Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for much of eastern North Carolina. 30 to 50 mph winds with gusts up to 60 mph will be possible night into tomorrow morning. #NCwx
[12pm Update]: New for this update is that the Tropical Storm Warning has expanded west to include Wake, Franklin, Warren, Harnett and Hoke. #Isaias remains a tropical storm but is expected to intensify into a hurricane before landfall. Overall, impacts remain unchanged. pic.twitter.com/Cw3AAr7FiE
— NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) August 3, 2020
Evening Update: Isaias will make landfall near the NC/SC border late tonight and track inland over eastern NC through daybreak Tuesday. The storm should pull away from the WNCT9 viewing area by mid-day, but strong winds/rough seas will persist behind the storm.
Isaias will bring up to 4-6 inches of rain for eastern NC, in addition to wind gusts near hurricane-force. Storm surge up to 2-4 feet is possible along portions of the NC coast, and the risk of tornadoes will be high.
Tropical Storm Isaias is strengthening and speeding up. It is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane when it makes landfall in the Carolinas late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The storm will bring the bulk of its force to North Carolina between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday.
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