This report was updated 10 a.m. March 31, 2023
Marine headlines have been issued for all Eastern North Carolina waters .
The risk of strong to severe thunderstorms has increased slightly, including the risk of a brief tornado or two.
The peak wind gusts forecast have slightly increased.
The North Carolina Weather Forecast Office is giving a heads-up today (March 30) that a rapidly moving, strong cold front on Saturday will bring high winds, gusting in the 50-mph range that could create high surf, minor overwash and beach and dune erosion.
The high south-to-southwest winds could temporarily suspend ferry service.
The Forecast Office, part of the National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, will provide an update on Friday morning.