Wind, coastal flood advisories in effect as developing nor’easter blows through

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A developing nor’easter is expected to bring high winds, rain and possible soundside flooding to the Outer Banks starting Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow for the entire Outer Banks. West winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected, with gusts up to 55 mph.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Albemarle, Croatan and Roanoke Sounds, Kitty Hawk Bay and adjacent tidal creeks. The National Weather Service says up to 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level is expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.

There’s a slight risk of severe storms as the cold front moves in early Saturday.

Ocean overwash is also possible on Ocracoke Island.

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