Dangerous beach conditions across the Outer Banks today; Currituck under flash flood watch

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This is what September looks like on the Outer Banks. North Carolina is now at the peak of hurricane season, and the tropics show it.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring seven systems in the Atlantic, including Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene. The tropical waves in the eastern Atlantic have the highest chances of formation.

For today, heavy rain and a high risk of rip currents are expected across the Outer Banks as a low pressure system moves over the North Carolina coast. Currituck County is under a flash flood watch as widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to continue to move across the area.

The greatest threat for flash flooding will occur during the afternoon and evening. One two inches of rain is expected with locally higher amounts through this evening, said the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City forecast office.

A beach hazards statement is in effect from Duck to Cape Lookout through this evening due to a high risk of rip currents.

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