Severe Weather Information from the National Weather Service for Tuesday, Jan. 9

A strong storm system is expected to potentially bring significant impacts to southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina this Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. The highest potential for severe weather will occur Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.

Key Take-Aways from the National Weather Service-Wilmington (NWS-Wilmington):

  • Strong wind gusts of 40 to 55 miles per hour (mph) are expected Tuesday into Tuesday evening.
  • Minor coastal flooding is possible at the beaches and along the tidal Cape Fear River early Tuesday morning and again early Tuesday evening. Large surf is also likely at the beaches.
  • Flooding due to heavy rainfall is possible. The heaviest rainfall rates should occur Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.
  • Enhanced (Level 3 of 5) risk for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and possibly strong tornadoes mainly Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.
  • Dangerous winds and seas are expected across the nearby Atlantic waters. 

Remain alert for updates from the NWS-Wilmington at and further details in their weather briefing at

  • Register for ReadyBrunswick emergency alerts
  • Take time today to prepare for wind gusts of 50+ mph
  • Anticipate possible power outages and know how to report outages to your electric provider
  • Have multiple ways to get weather information (local news and radio stations, NOAA weather radios, National Weather Service, emergency alert notifications, etc.)
  • Do not drive on flooded or barricaded roads—TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!