Afternoon and evening severe thunderstorms possible this weekend on Outer Banks

It was a beautiful start Saturday morning along the Outer Banks. [OBXSurfInfo.com image]

Showers and thunderstorms are possibility a across eastern North Carolina, with some that could be severe this weekend.

Forecasters at the Newport/Morehead City office of the National Weather Service say there is an isolated threat of strong to severe storms late in the day Saturday, and a better chance of severe weather Sunday.

Some of the storms could produce thunderstorm wind gusts could exceed 60 mph that could damage trees and power lines, resulting in scattered power outages. Large hail and isolated tornadoes are also a possibility.

National Weather Service Forecast for Nags Head, as of Saturday 8 a.m.:

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 65. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East wind around 9 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 23 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy.

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