High risk of rip currents today along Outer Banks thanks to waves from Alex

High risk of rip currents today along Outer Banks thanks to waves from Alex

June 6th, 2022

The Outer Banks and rest of North Carolina’s coast will see an increased threat of rip currents into the coming week, after the first tropical storm of 2022 formed off the east coast of Florida.

Swells from Tropical Storm Alex will produce a high risk of rip currents for Monday along all local beaches, and everyone should stay out of the ocean today.

Live view from Corolla:

Data from hurricane hunter aircraft early Sunday indicated a tropical low that was once Pacific Hurricane Agatha, and brought flooding rains to South Florida over the last several days, had developed a well-defined center.

As of early Monday, Alex was northwest of Bermuda and was expected to become a post-tropical cyclone as it sprinted towards the open Atlantic.

No other tropical activity is expected in the Atlantic as the first week of the 2022 hurricane season wraps up.

After several days of hot temperatures last week, a cold front has brought an onshore flow and cooler temperatures to start the work week, with more typical conditions for this time of year are forecast headed into the weekend.

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Monday morning:

 

Today
Sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. East wind 8 to 13 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night
A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

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