A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands from 2:00 p.m. Wednesday until 1:00 a.m. Thursday due to a strong cold front that will move through the Outer Banks area, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
South winds of 25-35 mph with gusts up to 45-50 mph are expected, with peak winds occurring on Wednesday evening. Severe thunderstorms are also forecast beginning Wednesday evening and will continue through early Thursday morning.
A Gale Warning 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.
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/.