Heat Advisory for Outer Banks on Tuesday, but hot weather won’t stick around long

Heat Advisory for Outer Banks on Tuesday, but hot weather won’t stick around long

June 14th, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of the Outer Banks and inland northeastern North Carolina on Tuesday, but the hot weather is expected to be short lived.

High temperatures of 92 to 95 are forecast today, and coupled with the humidity could push the Heat Index to above 105 degrees by this afternoon.

A backdoor cold front will move across the region this afternoon and evening, bringing another chance of showers and thunderstorms with some that could be severe, followed by a stronger cold front later this week that will bring more-seasonable temperatures lasting into the weekend.

Those headed to the south-facing beaches today are advised of a moderate risk of rip currents, along with a strong longshore current, off the beaches off Frisco, Hatteras village and Ocracoke. Only experienced surf swimmers should enter the ocean.

Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.

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

 

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 105. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. North wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. East wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 79.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

 

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