All Tornado Watches Expired
Very cold air streaming into the area Christmas Morning
High Wind Warning:
A high wind warning will be in effect from the Oregon Inlet southward to Ocracoke Island until 4 a.m. Friday. Wind gusts from 40 to 55 mph will be possible within the warned area. Isolated power outages will be possible with the strong winds, especially after sunset.
Coastal Flood Warning:
A coastal flood warning will be in effect until 11am Friday for Beaufort county, inland Hyde county, and the Outer Banks from the Oregon Inlet southward to Ocracoke. Water level rises along the Pamlico Sound, Pamlico river and Pungo rivers of 2 to 4 feet above normal will be possible along with all low lying areas along tidal waterways.
A wind advisory will be in effect through 4am Friday for all counties from I-95 to the coast counties, except those in the high wind warnings. Wind gusts of 30-45 mph are likely within the advisory area.
Coastal Flood Advisory:
A coastal flood advisory will be in effect until 11am Friday for Mainland Dare, Pamlico, Carteret, and Onslow counties. Water levels of 1 to 2 feet above normal will be possible along low lying areas and tidal waterways.
From warm to stormy to cold, that’s the story into Christmas. Temperatures will tumble behind the front as the rain continues to exit. By sunrise Christmas morning temps will be around 36° with afternoon highs struggling to exceed 40° despite mostly sunny skies. Gusty north winds will keep it feeling 10° colder throughout Christmas Day.