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.
- 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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