- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - A coastal storm is bringing some wintery precipitation to eastern North Carolina and should mean high winds and high surf along the coast.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Morehead City say the storm is expected to bring sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph along the Outer Banks with gusts as high as 60 mph.

The storm is also expected to bring as much as 2 inches of rain which, in combination with the winds, could mean downed trees and power lines. Winds are expected to peak early Sunday evening.

There is also expected to be some significant beach erosion along the Outer Banks.

Sunday morning there were scattered reports of sleet in communities southeast of Raleigh.

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