High Wind Warning for Eastern Carteret County, Ocracoke and Hatteras Island from Friday at 8pm until Saturday at 7am.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for Mainland Dare, Mainland Hyde, Western Carteret County, and the Northern Outer Banks from Friday at 6pm until Saturday at 4am.
A strong cold front and low pressure system will approach the area Friday and move through Friday night. Clouds will build in tonight ahead of Friday's stormy weather.
A few spotty showers may zip through early Friday with a greater chance of scattered showers and storms during the early afternoon hours over the Coastal Plain. A second series of storms is expected Friday night after 9pm.
With temperatures warming into the upper 70s Friday, there will be a risk of severe storms with winds gusts of 60-70 mph, isolated tornadoes and 1" hailstones possible.
The second line of storms will blow through with the front Friday night. Strong winds, an isolated tornado, and hail will be possible with some of these storms. The line will move from west to east and do so fairly slowly. The Greenville and Kinston areas may see the greatest threat between 10 pm and 2am while the Outer Banks may not see storms until after 3am. All rain should clear the coast by mid morning Saturday.
Thursday Night: Increasing clouds with breezy winds. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds out of the southwest at 7 to 15 mph.
Friday: Warm and windy with scattered showers and storms. Highs will reach the upper 70s with gusty south winds at 15-30 mph. Rain chance: 70%. Strong to severe storms will be possible Friday night.
Saturday: Rain ending on the coast early. Clearing skies, breezy, and not as warm. Highs in the upper 60s.
Winds will be out of the south at 20-35 kts on Friday. Seas will run 6 to 12 feet off the Outer Banks and 4 to 8 feet off the Crystal Coast. The Sounds will run around 2 to 5 feet.
|Beach Forecast||OBX / Crystal Coast|
|Air Temp||62 / 67|
|Water Temp||61 / 63|
|Waves||2-4ft / 1-2ft|