Severe weather threat lessens; strong winds, minor soundside flooding still possible

Lake Atlantic conditions off Kill Devil Hills ahead of the latest storm system on Thursday evening. [courtesy]

Yet another storm system will bring rain and wind to the Outer Banks through Friday Morning, but the threat of severe weather threat continues to move away from the area.

The greatest severe weather potential has continued to shift southward, with mainly southern coastal sections remaining in a slight risk of severe storms overnight, according to the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office.

Strong southerly winds along the coast with dangerous marine conditions are still expected, which could lead to isolated power outages along the coast, and minor coastal flooding for soundside areas from Roanoke Island to Buxton.

A wind advisory has been posted from 5 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.

Southerly winds of 20 to 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are expected. A gale warning is also posted for all coastal waters.

A high surf advisory will be in effect for the beaches from Oregon Inlet to Ocracoke from 8 p.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday for large breaking waves of 7 to 9 feet in the surf zone.

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