NC coast to be spared full impact of nor’easter

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NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — Upper steering currents appear to be carrying a developing nor’easter further off the North Carolina coast, meaning Outer Banks residents will be spared any further problems as they continue to clean up after Superstorm Sandy.

Andrew McKaughan of the National Weather Service in Newport said the storm has trended further to the east in the past 24 hours. He said it will be nowhere near the intensity of Sandy.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for a raw day with temperatures in the low to mid-50s on the northern coast, Winds will reach 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. McKaughan said water levels will rise up to 2 feet on the Outer Banks.

The southeastern coast will see highs in the mid to upper 50s with clearing skies in the afternoon.
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