A high risk of rip currents and the potential for ocean overwash and coastal flooding continues on Monday, October 11, per a recent update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
Minor ocean overwash is possible along N.C. Highway 12, especially around times of high tide. (The next high tide is around noon on Monday.)
Minor overwash was reported on N.C. 12 in several locations midday on Sunday, including northern Buxton and south of Oregon Inlet, however N.C. Highway 12 open and passable throughout as of Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.
A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for the Outer Banks on Monday. Dangerous rip currents, rough surf, and strong longshore currents are also forecast for Monday, and especially for all beaches north of Cape Point in Buxton.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for general weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.