ENC could see snow flurries today, high gusty winds
NEW BERN, Craven County - We are tracking a very cold air mass in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center.
A front is dropping south of the region, allowing for the colder air mass to settle into Eastern North Carolina tonight. Areas mainly north of Highway 64 and the northern Outer Banks could see snow showers or flurries Monday night.
We expect very windy conditions as well, with 15-30 mph winds and gusts if 40-45 mph in some spots. The wind chills tonight will be in the low to mid teens. The actual temperature will be cold with low to mid 20s inland and the low 30s along the coast.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for Carteret, Tyrrell, Hyde and Dare counties along with the Outer Banks until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Winds 15-30 mph are possible with gusts as high as 40-45 mph is possible.
The high pressure responsible for the cold temperatures will slide south into Pennsylvania on Tuesday. We will remain in the colder air mass. The winds will start to settle but will contribute to wind chills in the mid to upper 20s on Tuesday. We will see sunny skies but remain cold. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s inland and only near 40 degrees at the beaches.
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