Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for Dare, Hyde, Carteret, Craven, Pamlico and Tyrrell counties until further notice.
The official forecast from the Hurricane Center continues to show a northerly track through Tuesday night, which will put the storm about 150 to 200 miles off our coast by Tuesday night through Wednesday. As of Tuesday morning, we are anticipating high surf, high rip current threats and beach erosion for most eastern Carolina beaches, especially on the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks will experience the strongest winds, ranging between 35 to 40 mph sustained with gusts potentially reaching 50 mph. Wave heights will increase to 7' to 10' for the Crystal Coast while the Outer Banks should see 10'+ waves. Peak wave heights will occur Tuesday into Wednesday.
Cloud cover Tuesday will be thicker for coastal communities than inland areas, with rain also looking more probable for areas along the water. Those off and on rain showers will continue Wednesday for the coast before drying out Wednesday afternoon as Maria moves northeast. Highs be in the low 80s Tuesday, climbing to the upper 80s Wednesday.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and windy with highs in the low 80s. Northeast winds at 25 to 35 mph for the coast with 10 to 20 mph for inland areas. Rain chance: 30% coast.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy and windy. Lows in the low 70s with northeasterly winds between 30 to 40 mph for the coast and 15 to 22 mph for inland areas.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and windy. Rain showers near the Outer Banks. Northeasterly winds between 30 to 40 mph for the coast and 10 to 20 mph for inland areas. Highs in the mid 80s.
*Tropical Storm Warning for all waters until further notice*
Winds will blow out of the northeast from 35 to 45 knots on Tuesday. Offshore swells will range from 10 to 15 feet. Waves heights will run around 2 to 4 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
|Beach Forecast||OBX / Crystal Coast|
|Air Temp||79 / 81|
|Water Temp||75 / 75|
|Waves||10-15ft / 7-10ft|