No joke: Freeze warning in effect tonight for the Outer Banks

The National Weather Service says they wish they were joking, but a hard freeze is expected tonight for most of eastern North Carolina, including the Outer Banks.

Conditions are turning colder and windier this morning as a cold front moves through. Be sure to protect any sensitive vegetation. Another hard freeze is expected tomorrow night as well, the weather service said.

Forecast through Sunday:

Today: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

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