Severe weather could develop early Saturday as a strong cold plows into warm, moist air across the Carolinas and Virginia. Winds have been picking up Friday evening ahead of the system and could reach 15 to 30 mph in coastal locations overnight. On Saturday winds will continue to increase and could reach 25 to 35 mph over much of the area with stronger gusts to 50 mph possible on the beaches. Any thunderstorms that do develop early Saturday near the front has the potential to be severe. The greatest threat will occur in Eastern North Carolina and in the form of strong straight-line winds, isolated tornadoes and brief heavy rainfall. The cold front will move offshore by early afternoon ending the threat of severe weather and rain.
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