A high risk of rip currents continues on Monday for all of the Outer Banks, per a Monday morning update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
A combination of elevated seas and onshore winds will produce dangerous surf conditions today throughout the Outer Banks with surf heights of 3-6 feet. The most likely time for rip currents is at high tide, which is around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, however rip currents can form at any time, and along any shoreline. Beachgoers are advised to avoid swimming in the ocean as long as the high rip current risk is in effect.
Showers will also be possible on Monday with total rainfall amounts ranging from .10 inches for interior N.C. areas to more than .6 inches on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands through Tuesday.
To check the updated beach forecast from the National Weather Service, visit www.weather.gov/beach/mhx. Beach-goers can also text “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890 to sign up for text alerts from local Outer Banks Lifeguards on beach conditions.
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/.