Cape Hatteras Elementary School and Cape Hatteras Secondary School will operate on a 3-hour delay on Friday, September 23, due to anticipated road conditions and possible flooding from distant Hurricane Fiona.
While Fiona is expected to remain well offshore, strong long-period swells from the hurricane will result in several days of dangerous rip currents, minor coastal flooding, and hazardous marine conditions, per an update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport/Morehead City Office.
Minor ocean overwash of 1-2 feet above ground level and beach erosion are possible for all Outer Banks beaches, but especially south of Oregon Inlet through Cape Lookout.
The tide of greatest concern is the Friday evening high tide at approximately 6:30 p.m., but overwash issues could also occur with the high tide on early Friday morning, and N.C. Highway 12 may be affected.
For more information on the local forecast and current road conditions, click here.