Wet weather, including a nor’easter, forecast for the Outer Banks this week

A pair of weather systems are expected to bring wet conditions for much of this week to the Outer Banks, with a strong coastal storm to sweep through Wednesday night and Thursday that might even produce a few snow flakes.

A warm front will lift north across the area today into tonight as strong low pressure passes by well to the west, according to forecasters at the Newport/Morehead City office of the National Weather Service.

That will produce periods of rain and fog the rest of Monday and into Tuesday, with the possibility of a few thunderstorms mixed in as well.

High pressure over the area Tuesday into early Wednesday will offer a brief respite, before a strong coastal storm impacts the area late Wednesday into Thursday.

The main impacts will be strong coastal winds to gale force Thursday into Thursday night, widespread rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning, forecasters said.

The rain will likely mix with or briefly change to light snow mainly north of Highway 264 late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, but significant accumulations are not expected at this point.

The strong winds could also produce minor coastal flooding from Buxton south to Ocracoke along the Pamlico Sound into Thursday night, with water level rises of 1 to 2 feet above ground a possibility.

High pressure will then build over the area Friday and Saturday, with a cold weekend expected.

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Monday 10 a.m.:

Rain, mainly after noon. High near 49. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Rain, mainly before 3am. Patchy fog. Low around 46. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Rain likely before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of rain after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. North wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Rain before 4am, then rain and snow. Low around 36. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Rain and snow, mainly before 8am. High near 42. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Windy.
Sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Sunny, with a high near 42.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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