Dynamic Variation:

Tropical Storm Idalia Update for Outer Banks, NC


Tropical Storm Idalia has moved offshore the Outer Banks in time for Labor Day Weekend. Idalia passed over the OBX quickly as a windy rain event and all roads to and through the Outer Banks are open, leaving some standing water and sand but all the main roads including NC12 are open and passable from Duck south through Nags Head and Hatteras and over to Roanoke Island. Even though the holiday weekend could see lots of sunshine, travelers are encouraged to think about safety and not be in a hurry as they make their way through the Outer Banks. Officials ask that visitors and swimmers adhere to any red flag warnings along the beaches and stay out of the Atlantic Ocean for the next few days as rip currents may be present as Idalia makes its way out to sea. Please be safe and thank you for choosing the Outer Banks for your Labor Day Weekend.


For updates regarding road conditions, please visit DriveNC.gov and follow North Carolina Department of Transportation and NCDOT NC 12 on Facebook. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office also shares local road condition updates on their Facebook page


To view the National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City, N.C.’s final weather briefing for Tropical Storm Idalia, please click here.