CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – As strong thunderstorms moved through northeastern North Carolina Friday afternoon, a viewer of sister station WAVY captured images of a waterspout that formed off Currituck County.
Heavy rain was forecast for parts of the Outer Banks, with lots of lightning and possible flooding.
Waterspouts can be dangerous, as they can easily overturn boats and create hazardous water conditions. The gusty winds produced can often be strong enough to knock down tree limbs in its path.
There were scattered showers and storms Friday throughout northeastern North Carolina and into Virginia. A flash flood watch is expected to remain in effect into Friday night.
Tropical Storm Henri is expected to raise the risk for rip currents along the North Carolina coast.