Severe thunderstorms, steamy temps the rest of the week across northeast N.C., Outer Banks

Severe thunderstorms, steamy temps the rest of the week across northeast N.C., Outer Banks

July 6th, 2022

The weather to wrap up the first full week of July is going to be hot and humid, with a threat of severe thunderstorms each afternoon.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for all of northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks.

Heat indices are expected to reach near 105 degrees this afternoon across much of central, southern and southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina, according to the National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Virginia.

The Newport/Morehead City weather office said heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees this afternoon for Dare, Tyrrell and Hyde counties and the rest of eastern North Carolina.

Isolated to scattered strong to severe storms could result in areas of 50-70 mph wind gusts each day. Over the coastal waters, expect winds of 40 to 50-plus knots with any of the storms.

Downed trees, as well as scattered power outages are possible with the stronger storms. There is a very low probability for large hail and isolated tornadoes.

Locally heavy rainfall can accompany stronger storms. Some locations may pick up over one inch of rain in a short period of time. This heavy rainfall could result in minor flooding of urban/poor drainage areas.

The highest threat time for thunderstorms will be during each afternoon and evening. Everyone is urged to stay weather aware and have multiple ways to receive warnings. The severe weather threat along with torrential rains will last through the rest of the week.

Along the beaches, expect the sand to be extremely hot at times so make sure to wear some type of foot covering.

A moderate risk of rip currents and longshore currents is forecast for the south-facing beaches off Frisco, Hatteras village and Ocracoke Island, where only experienced surf swimmers should enter the ocean. The risk is low along the rest of the beaches.

Rip currents are still possible especially near the piers around low tide. High tides at Oregon Inlet is at 1:51 p.m. and low at 7:35 p.m. Water temperatures are in the low-to-mid 70s. 

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

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light southwest. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 102. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
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