SnOBX round two expected on Saturday with powerful nor’easter

Highest impacts for snow are once again along and north of the Albemarle Sound. [NWS graphic]

Another round of snow is forecast for northeastern North Carolina and the northern Outer Banks for Friday night into Saturday, as a powerful nor’easter will develop just offshore and then sprint up the East Coast.

The National Weather Service says accumulating snow is likely over the same areas that got as much as six inches one week earlier, with this storm expected to drop between one and three inches.

Coastal impacts are more likely with this nor’easter than last week’s storm. Winds of gale to storm force are possible, high surf along the east-facing beaches, and some soundside flooding on Hatteras and Ocracoke also a possibility.

Stay with the OBX Today Weather Center, Beach 104, Big 94.5 WCMS, 99.1 The Sound and Z 92.3 for all the latest info, and we’ll be updating this story throughout the storm.

National Weather Service forecast, as of Wednesday morning:

Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a north wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 31. North wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 43. North wind 7 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Light north wind.
A chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Rain before 4am, then rain and snow. Low around 30. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Snow, possibly mixed with rain before 4pm, then a chance of snow. High near 39. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Windy.
Sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Sunny, with a high near 46.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

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