PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Monday could be a mess as another nor’easter is expected to bring rain, wind and a mix of snow to the region.
Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler says a system largely to the south of the region will move offshore of North Carolina.
Much like the system that recently brought high winds regionwide, the winds on Monday will pick up behind the system as it moves offshore.
A large part of northeast North Carolina — and some of Southside Hampton Roads — saw rain early Monday morning. That rain is expected to pick up through the noon hour.
A wintry mix could move into Hampton Roads by the late evening hours — but most of the precipitation will consist of rain.
NOTE: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper gives an update on the nor’easter that is expected to impact parts of the state.[APP USERS CAN WATCH HERE]
On top of the possible mix, there could nuisance tidal flooding of around 4 feet at Sewells Point. The effects of this flooding are not forecast to be as severe as the last system.
Some beach erosion and ocean overwash — especially in the Outer Banks — are still possible impacts on Monday.
VDOT is warning drivers to be careful after Monday’s precipitation as roadways may freeze when temperatures drop that night.
Dare County Schools announced they will be closing early on Monday due to the weather.
Due to high wind advisories from the National Weather Service, all Dare County Schools will dismiss early on March 12 starting at 11:30 on a staggard release. #daretolearn
– Dare County Public Schools (@Daretolearn_DCS) March 11, 2018
A wind advisory will go into affect Monday at noon for Hyde County and the Outer Banks area with potential gusts as strong as 50 mph.