Just 24 hours after it was named a tropical storm, what was left of Colin has been declared dissipated by the National Hurricane Center.
But what’s left of the third tropical cyclone of 2022 to form in the Atlantic will continue to bring a chance of showers and an increased risk of rip currents and longshore currents to the Outer Banks.
Cloudy & breezy Sunday funday
Avon NC 7/3/22 5:45am@MyRadarWX @weatherchannel @WeatherNation @wxchanneldesk @accuweather @SamWalkerOBX @NWSMoreheadCity @FOXWeatherDesk#beautiful #beauty #obx #sunrise #beach #beachlife #july4thweekend
Bye #Colin pic.twitter.com/UOXUnIkTJs
— Laura Larson (@beachobxgirl) July 3, 2022
A high risk of rip currents is forecast today for the beaches of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, including off Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras and Ocracoke. Everyone should stay out of the ocean through Sunday.
A moderate risk is forecast from the state line to Cape Hatteras, including off Carova, Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Oregon Inlet, where only experienced surf swimmers should enter the ocean above their knees.
National Weather Service radar (refresh page for latest image):
National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Sunday morning:
Live look off Kitty Hawk, courtesy Twiddy & Co.:
Update from WOBX’s Sam Walker, Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Update from Gov. Cooper’s Office, NCDOT, Saturday, 1 p.m.
“This storm that formed quickly and rather unexpectedly is a reminder that we all need to be prepared and vigilant during hurricane season,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in a statement. “If you are enjoying the holiday weekend at the coast, keep a close eye on the weather and be sure to follow directions from local officials and lifeguards.”
Happy Independence Day Weekend! As you may know, a little surprise storm popped up overnight… and while we are NOT expecting any major impacts from Colin on NC12, equipment is staged and crews are ready to go if needed. The good news is it should clear out nicely for the 4th! pic.twitter.com/aUkBOJF0Kh
— NCDOT NC12 (@NCDOT_NC12) July 2, 2022
Update from Ocracoke, Saturday 11:30 a.m.
The Ocracoke Observer reports their Independence Day events are all on at this point. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15 p.m. DJ Tommy Hutcherson is scheduled to spin songs starting at 6 p.m.
But if the weather deteriorates and tonight’s fireworks, along with Sunday and Monday’s events, need to be postponed or canceled, updates will be posted at the following Facebook pages: Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, Ocracoke Observer, WOVV and Visit Ocracoke North Carolina.
Update from Buxton, Saturday 11:30 a.m.
Due to the forecast of rough seas the next couple of days, Great Lakes Dock & Dredge has announced the Ellis Island will suspend dredging operations in Buxton and head to port in Norfolk, after pumping its last load of sand today.
The dredge, which has been performing beach nourishment operations in Buxton since the afternoon of Thursday, will return to Buxton to continue beach nourishment along the shoreline once Tropical Storm Colin has passed.
Update from Town of Nags Head, Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Thankfully, we are pretty dry, but we could see some intense rain and that usually takes awhile to drain. Our streets, including South Virginia Dare Trail and South Old Oregon Inlet Road, may have some ponding as a result, so please drive slowly.
We’re built for high winds here, but just in case, secure those loose items that you have outside, like sanitation carts, chairs, grills, etc.
Little to no impacts are expected from storm surge.
Update from WOBX’s Sam Walker, Saturday 8:30 a.m.