Waking to wind and cold

EASTERN CAROLINA - Temperatures have dropped 30° in the past 24 hours for most locations making it feel like the 30's outside. This is after a strong cold front raked over our area last night. 

Wind chills Wednesday morning will be in the 30's, but are expected to warm some through the day. Highs will top out in the mid 50's this afternoon which is about 20° below average for this time of year. 

Winds Tuesday night were very strong, causing one power outage in Hyde County for customers with Tideland EMC. A gust in Buxton clocked in at 76 mp. Several gusts in Carteret County were around 60 mph. Most mainland spots had peak gusts last night in the 30-40 mph range. 

Blustery winds will continue, especially for Carteret County and the Outer Banks. For this reason there is a Wind Advisory for those locations till 5pm for gusts as high as 50 mph. There is also a Coastal Flood Advisory for these locations until 8pm for water levels slightly higher than usual.

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