Even for those that love the beach in Summer, there is something magical about the beach in a snowstorm.
Looks like some snow will be coming to the Outer Banks…
…SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED FOR EASTERN NC THROUGH EARLY
Low pressure will rapidly strengthen off the NC coast tonight through early Thursday. A combination of snow and freezing rain will cause very hazardous conditions beginning as early as this afternoon, and peaking tonight into Thursday morning.
Even if temperatures rise above freezing during the day today, very cold ground temperatures due to the arctic outbreak will allow any rain to immediately freeze on contact with the ground. Mixed wintry precipitation will become mainly snow by late this evening through the overnight hours, with a period of blizzard conditions possible especially north of highway 264.
WHAT Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Damage to trees and power lines are possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts.
WHEREOuter Banks Dare County.
WHENFrom 10 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Thursday.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A period of blizzard conditions may develop towards dawn through Thursday morning as strong wind gusts up to 60 mph combine with periods of heavy snow. Trees and power lines may be downed with numerous power outages possible.
Today: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a northeast wind 11 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 1am, then snow and freezing rain between 1am and 4am, then snow after 4am. The snow and freezing rain could be heavy at times. Low around 32. Very windy, with a north wind 25 to 30 mph increasing to 38 to 43 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Thursday: A chance of rain and snow before 1pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 37. Windy, with a northwest wind 32 to 37 mph decreasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
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