An area of low pressure southwest of Bermuda is expected to bring rain, wind, and an elevated risk of rip currents through the end of the week, per a Tuesday afternoon update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office.
The area of low pressure currently has a 40% chance of becoming a tropical depression by the end of the week. At this point, the NWS does not expect big impacts on the Outer Banks area regardless of whether the system becomes a depression, however, the local weather will be unsettled in the next few days with periods of heavy rain and up to 4 inches of total rainfall by Friday.
In terms of wind along Eastern N.C., most of the breezy conditions will be confined to the immediate coast and especially the Outer Banks. An elevated risk of rip currents will also continue for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands over the next few days
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/.