While Hurricane Humberto remains well offshore, the Outer Banks will continue to still see minor impacts from the storm for the next several days, which includes breezy conditions, large surf, and an enhanced risk of rip currents, per the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
A High Surf Advisory and a high risk of rip currents is in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands as of Wednesday, and dangerous shorebreak is also expected to continue for the next several days.
surf could lead to minor beach erosion and will produce dangerous swimming conditions. The High Surf Advisory remains in effect until at least 8 p.m. on Friday
As of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Hurricane Humberto was located about 390 miles west of Bermuda, and was moving east-northeast at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. This general motion with an additional increase in forward speed is expected through early Thursday, followed by a northeastward to north-northeastward motion through Friday. On the forecast track, the core of Humberto is expected to pass just to the northwest and north of Bermuda later tonight.
A high pressure system from the north combined with Humberto’s eastern track has also led to lower fall-like temperatures, with highs in the 70s forecast currently for Wednesday through the weekend.
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/.