Isaias Forecast 4:00 PM Monday, Aug. 3

August 03, 2020
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The National Weather Service's latest update on Isaias calls for an arrival in southeastern North Carolina on Monday evening. Southeastern North Carolina is now under a hurricane warning and a flash flood watch.

A Coastal Flood Warning is now in effect for the Lower Cape Fear River, including downtown Wilmington.

The storm was reclassified as a hurricane overnight, and is expected to arrive in the Carolinas as a tropical storm. When Isaias reaches our area, we can expect sustained tropical force winds of 50-60 mph and hurricane-force gusts of up to 80 mph.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most likely arrival of tropical storm force winds is Monday evening.
  • Potential sustained winds are expected to be 50-70 mph near the coast and 20-40 mph inland. Gusts could be 60-85 mph near the coast.
  • The strongest winds will be capable of downing trees, damaging buildings and causing power outages.
  • Localized heavy rainfall is possible, especially near the coast.
  • Rainfall amounts could reach 6 inches in some areas.
  • There is a moderate threat for flooding; driving could become hazardous.

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