While Hurricane Humberto is expected to remain well offshore, the Outer Banks will still see minor impacts from the storm, which includes breezy conditions, large surf, and an enhanced risk of rip currents, per the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
A high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands as of Monday, and dangerous shorebreak is also expected to continue this week.
As of 5 a.m. on Monday, Hurricane Humberto was located about 760 miles west of Bermuda, and was moving northeast at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. An east-northeastward motion with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected tonight through early Thursday.
A high pressure system building from the north combined with Humberto’s eastern track will also result in 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/.