Cold and Windy Weekend Weather Expected with 40-50 mph Gusts
High and gusty winds on Friday will ring in a weekend of
chilly weather, according to the Friday morning forecast from the US National
Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City.
A cold front is crossing Eastern North Carolina on Friday
morning, and will clear out the rainy and cloudy weather that’s been prevalent
in the past few days.
However, a side effect of the arrival of this cold front
will be gusty north winds beginning on Friday morning, and lasting until at
least Friday night.
Winds will generally gust from 25-35 mph throughout Eastern
North Carolina, except on Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks, where 40-50 mph
gusts are likely. A wind advisory has been issued for our area.
A freeze warning is also in effect for the mainland areas of
Eastern North Carolina on Saturday morning, as temperatures drop to the upper
20s and lower 30s inland. On Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, expect colder temperatures
in the lower 40s on Saturday morning.
For more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather forecast
information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead
City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.