Good day to be on the beach, bad day to be in the ocean

Bright sunshine and rough surf at Avon Pier on Oct. 2, 2021. [courtesy Surfchex.com]

The Outer Banks has beautiful weather conditions for the first weekend of October, but waves from distant Hurricane Sam have created dangerous swimming conditions. No Swimming flags are up due to the high risk of rip currents and powerful shore break.

Dry conditions with above normal temperatures are forecast for Sunday and Monday, before an unsettled weather pattern sets in.

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Saturday 10:30 a.m.:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind around 10 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. South wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

 

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