Severe weather is possible for the Outer Banks on Thursday afternoon and evening, while excessive heat will impact coastal North Carolina throughout the day, per an update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
A dangerous combination of heat and humidity is forecast across eastern North Carolina on Thursday, with heat index values in the low-100s for the Outer Banks.
In addition, scattered thunderstorms are possible starting on Thursday afternoon and evening. Damaging winds, large hail, torrential downpours with localized flooding, and frequent lightning are all possible with the thunderstorms.
A Small Craft Advisory is also in effect for the Pamlico Sound until 4:00 a.m. Friday due to southwest winds of 20-25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots, and rough waters expected. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous 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/.