Westerly winds push water up along soundside of Outer Banks on Saturday

Queen Elizabeth Street in downtown Manteo on Saturday afternoon. [image courtesy Town of Manteo/Youtube]

Westerly wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph through Saturday evening caused minor water level rises in areas along the soundside of the Outer Banks.

Live video from Downtown Manteo:

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, Saturday 4 p.m.:

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a west wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 49.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy.

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