Today expect showers, but they should taper off by nighttime. The area will see a high of 66 today, rising to 70 with a partly sunny day Sunday. The clouds slowly move out with a mostly sunny day on Monday, so good news if you're off for Columbus Day.
A cold front moves into Hampton Roads this evening, but don't worry, it's nothing like the last one. Showers are likely starting tonight and all through Saturday, but it should clear up to be mostly sunny on Sunday. As for today, enjoy the sun before the clouds roll in later. It'll be a little breezy as well -- a little.
OCRACOKE ISLAND Visitors can access Ocracoke Island again starting today at 7 a.m., after days of restrictions following flooding problems. N.C. 12 will reopen as well. Hyde County government offices, which have been closed for several days, resume normal operations Thursday.
Today will be fairly nice with temperatures in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service. A weak cold front is expected to dissipate across the area while another rolls in late Friday. Skies will be partly cloudy Friday and temperatures will be warm, reaching the 80s. Low temperatures will range from the mid-50s to mid-60s.
Liberty University students are among the latest who plan to deploy to South Carolina to help with disaster relief after the region's historic flooding. Up to 50 students will leave Tuesday to join the relief efforts, university officials said in a news release today. The team is part of a new university disaster relief program called LU Send Now.
Red flags are flying once again at Nags Head, N.C., preventing swimmers from taking a dip on one of the first sunny days in about two weeks. The high risk of rip currents is expected to continue through the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. Coastal flood and high surf advisories are in effect until 8 p.m. tonight.
Skies should be mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 70s. The sun should be back for Thursday and Friday before a chance of rain Friday night into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Highs Thursday will be back in the 70s before a jump into the low 80s on Friday. We'll see cooler temperatures this weekend with highs around 70 both Saturday and Sunday.
OCRACOKE, N.C. High water still makes driving hazardous on this Outer Banks island, but Hyde County officials said they believe the worst has passed. Ferries serving Ocracoke remain suspended because the roads are inundated, according to a county news release. Visitor access will remain prohibited at least through today.
NORFOLK Two Red Cross volunteers will deploy Wednesday to South Carolina to help respond to the record flooding. The long-time volunteers, John Morman and Richard Spukes, recently delivered snacks, water and clean-up kits to residents of flood-stricken Ocean View, said Norfolk Red Cross spokeswoman Lorri Powers.
NAGS HEAD The Fire and Rescue Department is posting "No Swimming" red flags on the beach because of choppy conditions, large swell, and the high threat of rip currents, according to a press release. The red flags mean swimming in the Atlantic Ocean is prohibited until dangerous conditions end and the flags are lowered.
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