UPDATED: Wind, coastal flood advisories go up for Outer Banks

Moderate to heavy rainfall has been the main issues this morning. [Town of Manteo/Youtube image]

The National Weather Service has issued wind and coastal flooding advisories for the Outer Banks through Sunday afternoon as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nestor move through.

Forecasters say soundside flooding is possible north of Cape Hatteras adjacent to the Pamlico Sound, where inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level will be possible.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday for both Hatteras Island the northern beaches.

A wind advisory is in effect from midnight tonight through 2 p.m. Sunday for both Dare and Hyde counties.

Gale force southeast to south winds Sunday morning will veer to northwest to north in the afternoon, continuing through Sunday night.

The strong winds will produce rough surf, strong longshore currents, minor beach erosion, and minor soundside flooding into early Sunday evening.

Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph, are expected.

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