Swell from distant Hurricane Epsilon will arrive along the Outer Banks beaches on Thursday, bringing powerful surf and dangerous rip currents, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.
Rough surf and a high threat of rip currents will linger through the weekend as Hurricane Epsilon passes well offshore, and swimming will be dangerous for all levels of swimmers throughout the Outer Banks.
As of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Hurricane Epsilon was located about 235 miles ESE of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected later today, followed by a northward motion tonight through Friday night, and an acceleration toward the northeast on Saturday.
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/.