The Outer Banks is riding the weather see-saw this week, with another brief warm-up ahead of a cold front that’s followed by cool, breezy conditions headed into Easter weekend.
Showers are forecast to move in ahead of a strong cold front on Wednesday, with a threat for severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts, locally heavy downpours potentially causing some localized flooding. Large hail and isolated tornadoes could also be possible in some parts of North Carolina.
The main threat for severe weather in northeastern North Carolina and on the Outer Banks will be in the evening hours.
National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Wednesday 9 a.m.:
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. South wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 9pm. Steady temperature around 62. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a chance of showers between 11am and 3pm. High near 56. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.