A Heat Advisory continues to be is in effect for all of Eastern North Carolina, including Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, making Tuesday the fourth consecutive day of dangerous heat and humidity, per the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
High temperatures in the low to mid-90s combined with dewpoints in the low to mid-70s will make the outside temperature feel like 105 to 110 degrees throughout the afternoon on Tuesday. The National Weather Service reports that they expect these conditions to continue through the weekend, when highs in the mid to upper 90s and Heat Index values in excess of 110 degrees will be possible.
Residents and visitors in the Outer Banks are urged to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and spend time in air conditioning whenever possible.
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/.