There is potential for unsettled weather later this week for eastern North Carolina, as a low pressure system moves up the coast of southeastern U.S. that could possibly take on tropical characteristics.
Meanwhile, a moderate risk of rip currents is expected along the entire Outer Banks again today. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should be in the ocean above their knees.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Sunday morning that a broad area of low pressure located along the northern Gulf Coast is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms.
Some slight development of this system is possible before the disturbance moves onshore along the northeastern Gulf Coast on Monday.
The system is then forecast to move northeastward and could emerge offshore of the Carolinas later this week, where environmental conditions are expected to be more conducive for development.
The National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City forecast office said Sunday morning there remains large spread in the forecast models with this system for both development and possible track of the surface low.
But it is still expected to bring draw more moisture into the area and enhance the coverage and intensity of showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon hours.
National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Sunday 10 a.m.:
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