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The National Weather Service out of Morehead City reports that a slow moving, wet cold front is forecast to move across Eastern North Carolina today. Strong southerly winds ahead of the front will result in gale force winds over the coastal waters and sounds with gusts up to 50 mph possible along the immediate coast.
An isolated damaging wind gust and a brief tornado will be possible in the strongest thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall with amounts in excess of 2 inches in spots will result in minor flooding of low lying areas. The strong winds will produce dangerous surf of 6 to 9 feet resulting in beach erosion and rip currents. Minor sound side flooding with inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground will be possible in areas vulnerable to southerly flow.
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