In effect from 6am to 9pm Tuesday for Carteret, Outer Banks Hyde and Outer Banks Dare county. Winds will be out to the ESE at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph at times. Secure loose and light objects.
HIGH SURF ADVISORY
In effect through 11pm Tuesday night for the beaches of Onslow, Carteret, Outer Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde county. 6 to 10 foot waves will bring minor beach erosion and dangerous rip currents to the beaches.
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY
In effect from 1 am to 8 pm on Tuesday. Onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. The surf will be between 6 to 9 feet and 1 to 2 foot water rise will be possible around high tide (4pm).
An area of low pressure will track just south of the area Tuesday and result in heavy rain in the morning to scattered showers through the afternoon/evening. Rainfall totals will range between 1 and 2 inches, but locally higher amounts of 3 inches will be possible. The strongest winds will combine with the highest coverage of rain from sunrise through early afternoon. The severe weather threat will remain low, but a few stronger thunderstorms could be possible in the morning and afternoon along the Crystal Coast. Highs will run in the mid to upper 60s with lows in the 50s. The rain will move out of the area early Wednesday morning.
Tuesday: Widespread showers with an isolated thunderstorm possible. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 15 to 25+ mph. Rain chance: 90%. 1 to 2" of rain likely.
Tuesday Night: Scattered showers with lows in the upper 50s. South winds at 5 to 10 mph. Rain chance: 60%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning before breaking in the afternoon. A few showers will be possible again late in the day. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Rain chance: 30%.
*Gale Warning for all waters Tuesday*
Winds will blow from the east at 20 to 30 kts. Swells will be 9-14 ft. on Tuesday. Wave heights for the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds will be 1-2 feet.
|Beach Forecast||OBX / Crystal Coast|
|Air Temp||44 / 43|
|Water Temp||38 / 36|
|Waves||2-4ft / 2-4ft|