Hurricane Maria to send some impacts along the North Carolina coast.
11 am specifics:
LOCATION...31.2N 72.9W ABOUT 315 MI...505 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...963 MB...28.44 INCHES
The 11 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center has the center of Hurricane Maria to move just off the North Carolina coast, impacts are still forecasted for some areas.
The National Hurricane Center has issued Tropical Storm Warning from Cape Lookout to Duck, NC as well as the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... North of Duck to the North Carolina/Virginia border and North of Surf City to south of Cape Lookout.
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for... Cape Lookout to Duck, NC
Storm Surge is expected to be primary concern as most of the convection is to the east of Maria's center.
The National Hurricane Center has highlighted these potential impacts along the North Carolina Coast.
North Carolina Emergency Management along with local governments continue to watch the forecast for Maria. A few North Carolina Counties have issued evacuations orders for visitors on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island. The North Carolina Ferry system will be helping with the mandatory visitor evacuations on Ocracoke Island.
Stay with Carolina Weather Group as we continue to monitor Hurricane Maria.