Severe storms are possible this afternoon and into late tonight along eastern North Carolina, due to a cold front associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ida, per a Wednesday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
Damaging wind gusts and a few isolated tornadoes will be possible with these storms. Behind the cold front, the Outer Banks can expect fall-like temperatures and low humidity to usher in September.
The public is advised to have multiple ways to receive warnings in case of severe weather, and can stay informed by signing by for the OBXAlerts system from Dare County, which provides both emergency and routine alerts for the Outer Banks. Folks can sign up for OBXAlerts via this link, and can select the alerts and notifications they wish to receive.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.