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The National Weather Service today forecasts the potential for severe weather across the southeastern U.S. Thursday afternoon and evening, including eastern North Carolina.

The Storm Prediction Center has increased our risk level to Moderate for most of the area. The main risks remain damaging wind gusts, large hail in excess of one inch in diameter and tornadoes.

In addition to severe weather, a strong cold front is forecast to push across the region on Friday bringing strong northerly winds. This could lead to minor to moderate coastal flooding for portions of sound side Outer Banks and tidal tributaries, and ocean over wash across the Northern Outer Banks.

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