The National Weather Service has issued two weather watches in advance of a wet and blustery weather system forecast to visit Lincoln County beginning Thursday. A high wind watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon until late Thursday night, and a coastal flood watch is in effect from Thursday evening through late Thursday night.
Southeast winds with sustained velocities of 20 to 30 mph, accompanied by “frequent” gusts of 50 mph are forecast to affect Lincoln County during this event, especially through the overnight hours on Thursday. These winds are expected to “push” water flow into Lincoln County rivers and harbors. Combined with astronomically high tides and rainfall run off, the storm surge may cause some coastal flooding — most likely during the high tide occurring near midnight, according to the weather service.
The Lincoln County News will continue to follow the progress of this event and post any additional information here as soon as it becomes available.