Coastal low to impact area through Wednesday

Waves breaking Saturday off Avon Pier. []

Developing low pressure off the Mid-Atlantic is forecast to move slowly over the next 36-48 hours today, Monday, October 3, and produce strong winds, large seas, dangerous shore break, rip currents and coastal flooding across eastern North Carolina early this week, according to an update from the National Weather Service (NOAA).

These conditions are expected to persist into Wednesday, October 5, though the strongest winds are expected to diminish late tonight.

The storm surge guidance is forecasting moderate to major ocean side flooding along the Outer Banks north of Cape Hatteras today and Tuesday with minor flooding on Wednesday. This guidance is also forecasting widespread minor to locally moderate soundside flooding adjacent to the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.