WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — WNCT Meteorologists are predicting Memorial Day Weekend to be a washout.
“It’s unfortunate to think about Memorial Day weekend as the beginning of summer, certainly doesn’t look much like summer now,” said Washington Waterfront Dock Attendant, John Rodman, “now we do expect maybe a couple of feet of sea rise or water rise, which really would cause any localize flooding here now, if the wind picks up some more, we may experience a little more flooding.”
Rodman warns people to be aware of possible flooding in the east, “no matter whenever you’re around the water and have some water rise, just always be careful, you know especially in some of the driving areas if you’re not sure they always say if you’re not just turn around, so always be mindful of water rise.”
He also noted that it’s a lonely weekend on the waterfront, “we do, we usually have a lot of foot traffic out and it’s just deterred that a little bit, but no matter whenever you’re around the water and you have some water rise, just always be careful, especially in some of the driving areas if you’re not sure like they always say, you know, if you’re not sure just turn around so always be mindful of some water rise.”
Rodman also mentioned to stay indoors this weekend if you can, to help protect yourself and your family.