A calm Hatteras Inlet Monday evening will turn blustery as a cold front moves into the Outer Banks Tuesday afternoon. Photo: C. Leinbach

The Outer Banks should brace for a change in weather as the strong cold front that is moving across the country will move into eastern North Carolina Tuesday evening into Wednesday.

It will produce a variety of impacts, including gusty winds, elevated water levels and cold temperatures behind the front.

The National Weather Service calls for rain to begin by midday Tuesday and last into the night producing up to a half inch.

Winds will pick up mid-afternoon with a west wind of 13 to 18 mph, changing to north of 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.

Temperatures will begin to fall into the night with lows early Wednesday morning in the mid 30s range. 

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