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Newport Soaked in Saturday Afternoon Storms

By Tori Shaw
Published On: Jun 23 2012 07:25:32 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 23 2012 07:43:07 PM CDT
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A procession of afternoon thunderstorm drenched Newport.  The deluge caused flooding in poor drainage areas, back yards and parking lots.

The sea breeze front kicked in around 5PM, and  the rain started falling. It did not stop until about 90 minutes later. Between three and five inches fell in some areas in the Carteret County town.  Rain was not the only factor with these storms.

The National Weather Service reported trees down most likely caused by lightning strikes. 

There were many reports from Storm Trackers out there that emailed in or posted to the NewsChannel12 page on Facebook or posted to the WCTI StormTrack12 weather page on Facebook.

"Flooded in Newport and now ready for it to go! Lol." posted Tammy Spradlin.

"Intersection of Bobby's and Backfield in Newport, water is over the tires of neighbor's car," posted Melanie Willis.

Sunday calls for another round of sea breeze showers and thunderstorms.