July 4, 2021 Local News And Weather Updates
July 7 update: Warning is now issued for all Eastern NC locations and we’re expecting high wind advisories, rip current advisories, and flooding advisories to be issued shortly.
July 6 update: At 11:00 pm, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for Carteret County NC as Hurricane Elsa makes landfall along the FL gulf coast and begins a more northeast movement through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Carteret County NC communities could experience Tropical Storm Elsa remnants as early as mid-day and in to the evening and overnight hours on Thursday, July 8, 2021 as this system makes it’s way from FL along the coastal regions of the East Coast.
The National Weather Service (NWS) and National Hurricane Center (NHC) have forecast this storm to not reach hurricane status, and it’s possible the storm could be downgraded to a depression before reaching the Carteret County NC beaches and communities.
Regardless, residents and visitors to our local area need to prepare for heavy rain, moderate winds, localized beach erosion and minor flooding, and VERY strong rip currents on Thursday in to Friday.
Tropical Storm Elsa is the first recorded storm of the 2021 season to impact Atlantic coast states. For discussions on this tropical system, please click the article title and use the form at the bottom of that page to talk with us and others.Read more