Hurricane Matthew sends powerful waves to beaches of Nags Head

Posted at 8:26 AM, Oct 07, 2016

NAGS HEAD, N.C. - With hurricanes come wind, rain, storm surge and rough surf. Hurricane Matthew may be far from the Virginia and North Carolina coastline, but it is sending these effects our way.

On Friday morning, Nags Head experienced rough surf at the beaches and a steady wind. Jennette's Pier was battered by waves with more white water than one would see on a calm day at the beach.

NC 12 in Kitty Hawk is a trouble area in the Outer Banks as it often washes out near the Black Pelican restaurant. NCDOT crews have been working all week to build up the dune line and protect the roadway, homes and businesses on the other side.

Our meteorologists expect the waves to get even stronger throughout the weekend. The area could also see rain and wind in correlation with Matthew's movement up the coast.