Offshore Humberto continues to produce large, dangerous surf and a high rip current risk all along the beaches, and ocean overwash was reported in several areas of Hatteras Island with Thursday morning’s high tide, which occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Ocean overwash and standing water were reported on N.C. Highway 12 in northern Buxton near Tower Circle, and in northern Rodanthe at Mirlo Beach. Ocean overwash was also reported along Ocean View Drive in Avon. All roads remained passable as of 1:00 p.m.
Travelers along N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island should slow down and use caution, as saltwater can damage vehicles. The next high tide is at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night.
A High Surf Advisory and a high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands until 8 p.m. on Friday, and large swells and dangerous surf are expected to continue for the next several days.
As of 11 a.m. on Thursday, Humberto was located 415 miles northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, and was moving northeast at 24 mph. A slower north- northeastward motion is expected later today and tonight, and a turn toward the east-northeast is expected to commence on Friday.
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/.