Much of Eastern North Carolina will be under a wind advisory from 2 p.m. today, Jan. 30, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the NWS, a sharp cold front will approach the region from the west this afternoon and move across the area overnight. Strong wind gusts ahead of and along the front may cause damage to property and scattered power outages through tonight. Winds will begin to decrease after the cold front pushes through the area late tonight and early Thursday morning.
The advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Thursday.
Forecasters warn of winds 20 to 30 mph. with gusts up to 45 mph. this afternoon and tonight. Gusty winds will be capable of downing trees and power lines.
Forecasters also warn that driving could be difficult with the wind especially for high profile vehicles.
The advisory is in effect for Onslow, Beaufort, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Mainland Dare, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington counties.