Stormy sea. Photo: P. Vankevich

The National Weather Service out of Newport/Morehead City has warned that a cold front moving through the area on Saturday is expected to bring severe weather both ahead of and along it.

This front will have the potential to bring severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, strong winds and minor coastal flooding along the Outer Banks early Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon. Sustained winds will be mid-20 mph and gusts up to 50-plus.

Rainfall amounts should be less than one inch.

Saturday night will remain windy and temperatures will drop into the 30s, feeling colder with the wind chill factor.

Sunday will remain cold with temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s and sunny with diminishing winds.