Thursday 18 Jul 2019

Area Braces For Michael, Storm Tracking Further West

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Wayne County and much of Eastern Carolina as the area prepares to take a hit from the remnants of Hurricane Michael.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Nick Petro with the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh says Michael will be a tropical storm as it moves from south to north across North Carolina.

Petro says Michael will be a quick moving storm which should lessen the impacts to the state.

Wayne County has partially activated its Emergency Operations Center in preparation for Tropical Storm Michael.

Joel Gillie with Wayne County Public Affairs says they’re keeping an eye on the Neuse River which is forecast to hit moderate flood stage in the following days.

Gillie says, if you have to be out in the storm, watch out for water-covered roadways.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Wayne County until 5 AM Friday.

The effects of Michael are supposed to have moved out of the local area by Friday morning.

Tropical Storm Michael precipitation forecast from the National Weather Service

Tropical Storm Michael forecast track from the National Weather Service


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