Scattered snowflakes will taper off around the Albemarle Sound through the Outer Banks by 9:00 am Friday morning. The cold air, however, will stick around through the day.
Northwest winds at 15 to 25+ mph will make it feel like the low to mid 20s throughout the day Friday. The actual air temperature will not get much above 35° Friday afternoon, despite sunny skies.
After upper teens early Saturday, temps will reach the mid 40s with much lighter winds and continued mostly sunny skies. By Sunday we'll reach 60° with an afternoon shower possible.
Another frigid blast will arrive late Monday into Tuesday of next week with highs again in the 30s and lows in the teens.
A Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Advisory will be in effect until 4:00 pm Friday for Dare, Hyde and Carteret counties. Wind gusts up to 40 mph will cause water level rises of 2 to 3 feet along the soundside of the Outer Banks as well as soundside eastern Carteret county. The winds and flood threat will taper down as the sun sets.