A complex low pressure system will impact the area Thursday night and into Friday, bringing the potential for rough surf, minor beach erosion and localized ocean overwash from Corolla to Buxton.
The central and southern North Carolina coast could be hit by severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes, and locally heavy rainfall possible.
The Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina could see some strong thunderstorms with gusty winds and rainfall up to one inch.
Once the storm system passes, Halloween weekend is looking rather nice, with dry weather and temperatures at or just above normal.
National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head:
Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy, with an east wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 72. Breezy, with a southeast wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A slight chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 20%.