The National Weather Service in Newport has issued a wind advisory until 10:00 am Thursday for much of the Outer Banks, Carteret County, Hyde County and mainland Dare County. Southwest winds will increase across the area overnight as a cold front approaches from the west. Sustained winds of 25 TO 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph can be expected across the area. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially high profile vehicles. Everyone is encouraged to use extra caution through the morning hours.