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EC area under tornado, flash flood watches

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From staff reports

Friday, April 19, 2019

Pasquotank and Camden counties are currently under a tornado watch and will remain so until midnight, Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Management Coordinator Christy Saunders reported today.

Saunders, who made the report at 3 p.m., also said the region is also under a flash flood watch which began at 1 p.m. and will continue through late tonight.

Heavy rain was expected late this afternoon, with a break in precipitation likely from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and then rains resuming after 11 p.m.

Scattered rains are possible mid-morning Saturday, with total rainfall of one to one and a half inches possible.

“Wind will be the main threat, with gusts of 30-40 mph likely and peak gusts of 45 mph possible,” Saunders said. “Isolated higher gusts are possible with the line of thunderstorms. There is a threat for tornadoes, although this would be isolated and associated with the line of storms moving through overnight.”

Saunders said hail was not expected to be a large threat but flash flooding is possible, along with minor tidal flooding.

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