UPDATED: Tornado watch in effect for Currituck, north until 7 a.m.

NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 7 a.m. Monday from the Currituck Beach Light north to Fenwick Island, Delaware. A gale warning is in effect for south of Oregon Inlet and the Pamlico Sound through Monday morning.

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to cross eastern North Carolina ahead of a cold front, with the primary being damaging winds. However, large hail, isolated tornadoes and locally heavy rain will be possible, the weather service said.

The best chance for severe storms will be until 7 a.m.

High pressure will build in Tuesday and move offshore Wednesday before another potentially strong front approaches the area at the end of the week.

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Sunday 9 p.m.:
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 63. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 7am, then a chance of showers between 7am and 8am. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 68. Windy, with a west wind 16 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 48. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. South wind 11 to 13 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

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