With Tropical Storm Fay moving away from the North Carolina coastline, the Outer Banks is experiencing a high risk of rip currents on Friday, per an update from National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
A high risk of rip currents means that life-threatening rip currents are likely, and that the surf zone is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.
As of 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Fay was located approximately 40 miles south-southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Fay is moving toward the north near 12 mph, and a northward to north-northeastward motion at a faster speed is expected over the next couple of days.
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/.