A high threat of rip currents continues on Tuesday, despite the dissipation of Tropical Storm Alex. per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
The highest risk of rip currents is for Hatteras Island and the northern Outer Banks beaches, although a moderate risk of rip currents is in place for Ocracoke Island.
The public is advised to check surf and swimming conditions before heading to the beach, and the daily beach forecast at www.weather.gov/beach/mhx includes rip current risk levels, and information about other hazards along the beach. In addition, visitors are encouraged to sign up for text alerts from Dare County, ocean rescue agencies, and the National Weather Service by texting “OBXBeachConditions” to 77295.
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/.