Chances for Tropical Cyclone Formation
Decreasing; Rough Weather Still Expected
By JOY CRIST
chances for the storm system to become a tropical cyclone appear to be
decreasing as of Tuesday morning, however residents and visitors should
still prepare for heavy rain, dangerous winds, and rough surf with 6-9
area of low pressure off the North Carolina / South Carolina coastal
border now has a 40 percent probability of developing into a tropical
storm. On Monday, the probability was 90 percent.
winds are still expected through Tuesday night, however, with maximum
wind gusts of roughly 55 mph throughout Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
flooding is still a possibility as well, with 1 to 2 feet of inundation
above ground forecast. 4 to 6 inches of total rainfall during the storm
is also expected along the Outer Banks.
of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the system was 175 miles SW of Wilmington, NC and
was moving northeast at 12 mph. The system is anticipated to turn
toward the east-northeast and accelerate during the next couple of
days. The expected track will take the system along the North Carolina
coast today before moving out to sea tonight.
Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands remain under a Tropical Storm Warning
weather forecast information covering Eastern NC, and visit the
National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov
for information on the tropics.
The Island Free Press will continue to
monitor this system and will post updates as soon as they are
Potential Tropical Cyclone 10 is Inching Closer; Closures Announced
Tropical Storm Watch Upgraded to Warning in 11 a.m. Update from National Hurricane Center
Path Narrows as Tropical Storm Watch Continues for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands
Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands
Meteorologists Keeping an Eye on Potential Tropical System