Hurricane Franklin & Tropical Storm Idalia to bring rain, overwash this week

Hurricane Franklin is expected to pass well to the east of the Outer Banks, but will still produce extremely dangerous rip currents at our beaches through mid-week.

According to an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City (NOAA), there is high confidence in prolonged dangerous rip current/surf conditions and beach erosion event continuing through the coming week as Hurricane Franklin passes offshore.

Localized ocean over wash along the Outer Banks is also possible during this time. In addition heavy rain is possible over the next few days, well before any impacts from Idalia.

Impacts to eastern NC from Tropical Storm Idalia look to be increasing mid-to-late week, but the extent of any impacts is uncertain at this point and largely track and intensity dependent.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to monitor updated weather forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and our local National Weather Service office. Click here to view the latest weather briefing from the National Weather Service. (Disclaimer: The information contained in the NWS briefings are time-sensitive. Note expiration time on briefing.)

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