Frontal system to bring rain, winds over the weekend – OBX Today

The National Weather Service (NOAA) reports that a frontal system is expected to impact our area this weekend, capable of bringing strong to marginally severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts, and sound-side coastal flooding.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms capable of producing a brief tornado and damaging wind gusts are possible Saturday afternoon and evening. Strong westerly winds will result in elevated water levels for sound-side Outer Banks north of Ocracoke Inlet Sunday night into Monday morning.

This is a low probability, moderate/high impact event. There are many uncertainties with this weather system. We will send out the next briefing with more information by 9 a.m. Saturday.