GREENSBORO, NC --- Heavy rain, and some gusty winds will whip through the Coastal Carolinas Monday night and Tuesday as a coastal low moves in and moves out. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the Outer Banks, with a Tropical Storm Watch for Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.
A coastal low, similar to a Nor'Easter, is moving up the coast of South Carolina, sending a good amount of tropical rain to the beaches. There is some chance this could still develop into a full-fledged tropical storm, if so, it will become "Irma".
Heavy rain is the biggest threat to the coastal communities. Anywhere from 2 inches to 6 inches is possible, with locally higher amount. Some flooding is possible. Rough surf and rip currents will be an issue at the beaches through Wednesday. Gusty winds will be in the 40 to 50 mph range, but widespread wind damage is not likely.
Here in the Triad, we can expect periods of showers overnight Monday into midday Tuesday, but rain totals will stay less than half an inch in most places. Our wind will gust up to 25 mph at times.
By Tuesday afternoon, the system will be pushing off the coast of the Outer Banks, and start to track out to sea. Everything will be back to normal by Wednesday.