The clouds will clear out early Thursday morning as the cold front pushes off shore. Much chillier air will blow in from the northwest with highs only making the mid 40s despite the sunny skies. North winds at 15 to 20+ mph will keep wind chills in the 30s through the day and will pose a fire weather threat as humidity levels will be low across the region. The fire weather danger will subside by 6pm Thursday.
The Outer Banks will stay under a wind advisory through 6:00 pm Thursday as well as a Coastal Flood Advisory through 6:00 am Friday morning. Winds will continue to gust to near 40 mph at times through the day Thursday out of the northwest. Water levels rises up to 2 to 3 feet above normal will be possible along the soundside of the Outer Banks through early Friday.
Friday will start a warming trend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s under mostly sunny skies. Clouds will roll back in over the weekend with rain chances returning on Sunday.