There will be a threat for heavy rain, a few thunderstorms that could become severe and minor soundside flooding from late Sunday night into Monday as low pressure and its associated cold front cross the region.
Thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 60 mph could damage trees and power lines, resulting in scattered power outages, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office.
An isolated tornado will also be possible.
Strong south to southwest winds Monday into Monday night will produce rough surf and a threat for minor coastal flooding along soundside areas of the Outer Banks from Buxton northward.
Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph are expected along the coast Monday.
A gale watch is in effect for offshore waters and the Pamlico Sound for Monday from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. for the offshore waters from Ocracoke Inlet to Oregon Inlet.
Rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible, which could cause minor flooding at normal trouble spots along N.C. 12 and other area roads.
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