High winds likely, severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday and Thursday

High winds likely, severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday and Thursday

January 24th, 2023

A strong cold front will impact the Outer Banks Wednesday through Thursday morning, bringing a period of intense gusty winds, as well as the threat of severe weather, according to Tuesday morning’s briefing from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday, for south winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph expected.

Severe thunderstorms are also forecast beginning Wednesday morning and will continue through early Thursday.

A Gale Watch is in effect for all offshore and Pamlico Sound waters starting Wednesday afternoon due to south winds of 20-30 knots with gusts up to 40 knots, and very rough waters possible. Mariners should consider altering plans to avoid possible hazardous conditions.

National Weather Service seven-day forecasts for:

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Currituck County provides beach safety and emergency updates for Corolla and the mainland via Currituck Alert.

For the latest images from NCDOT traffic cameras on the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina, visit: https://wobx.com/2022/06/01/outer-banks-northeastern-north-carolina-traffic-cameras/.

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