Hot and humid weather will continue through the rest of the week, as temperatures remain in the high 80s with heat indices up to 100 degrees or more, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
Per the National Weather Service, high temperatures will linger through Friday, as the heat index reaches 100-105 in eastern North Carolina, and the high-90s along the Outer Banks.
A moderate risk of rip currents is also forecast for all beaches south of Cape Point in Buxton for the next several days, due to strong southwest winds, and a Small Craft Advisory is also in effect until Thursday morning. A “moderate risk” means that life-threatening rip currents are possible, and the public is advised to swim near a lifeguard and use caution when entering the ocean waters.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.