Late summer on Ocracoke Island. Photo: P. Vankevich

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Swells from another distant hurricane–Nigel–will reach eastern North Carolina beaches late this week into the weekend, bringing the possibility of overwash, powerful surf and an elevated rip current risk.

Also, the Outer Banks can expect rainfall beginning Friday as a low pressure develops off the southeast coast of the United States and tracks toward the Carolinas through the weekend, according to the NWS Forecast Office out of Newport/Morehead City.

The threat of strong winds, coastal flooding on both ocean and sound side and dangerous marine conditions, is dependent on the track and strength of the low and is very uncertain as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The forecast will be updated as more information is gathered.

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