No Swimming flags posted from Duck to Hatteras; risk of rip current continues Tuesday

No Swimming flags posted from Duck to Hatteras; risk of rip current continues Tuesday

June 7th, 2022

A persistent onshore wind and residual waves produced by now-dissipated Tropical Storm Alex is continuing to keep the risk of rip currents elevated along all of the Outer Banks on Tuesday.

No Swimming flags were posted for the beaches off Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, and swimming is also discouraged in the ocean off Coquina Beach, Pea Island and all of Hatteras Island, including off Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras village.

A moderate risk of rip currents was forecast for Carova, Corolla and Ocracoke, where only experienced surf swimmers should enter the ocean.

After a few days of dry weather and moderate temperatures, conditions are forecast to become more like early summer in eastern North Carolina. Shower and thunderstorm chances are expected to increase through Saturday.

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of midday Tuesday:

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 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 75. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night
A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

 

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