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.
There is a SLIGHT Risk for svr tstms tonight as showers & tstms develop ahead of a cold front moving through late. Isold damaging wind gusts & a brief tornado are possible. Make sure you can receive NWS warnings as the storms will occur while most people are sleeping pic.twitter.com/O9o1GKCoHC
— NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) December 5, 2020
Ocean overwash is also possible on Ocracoke Island.
Another strong storm system will move through the area tonight-AM Sat. Severe weather (damaging wind gusts & isolated tornadoes), strong gusty winds, & minor coastal flooding all possible. For more info, see our latest briefing here: https://t.co/CAZ6pXICRr #ncwx pic.twitter.com/SRil3OscYM
— NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) December 4, 2020
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