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Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Tropical Storm Warning for OBX waters

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Posted at 5:37 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 11:50:25-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Possible tropical storm brush by… We are tracking Tropical Depression Eight, centered about 180 miles SE of Cape Hatteras but moving closer. TD 8 is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm later today and will move very close to Hatteras on Tuesday before quickly turning NE and moving out into the Atlantic.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coastal waters of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast from Cape Lookout to Duck.

We can expect near tropical storm strength winds on the Outer Banks tomorrow, rough surf and a high risk for rip currents for the next few days, and a few bands of heavy rainfall mainly in NE NC.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with a few isolated showers and storms possible. It will be a bit breezy with NE winds at 5 to 15 mph. Highs today will be near normal, in the mid 80s. Highs will stay in the mid 80s, near normal for most of this week.

Today: Sun & Clouds, Isolated Showers/Storms (20%), Beezy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: NE 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (30%), Breezy. Highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5-15+

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression 8 is centered about 180 miles SE of Cape Hatteras and moving NW at 7 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. On the forecast track, the center of the system will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina late Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by early Tuesday.

Tropical Depression 9 is about 170 miles WSW of Key West, Florida and moving west at 7 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and could become a tropical storm later today or tonight. This system is expected to track into the central Gulf of Mexico before making a NE turn, crossing over Florida, and moving up or along the East Coast later this week.

Hurricane Gaston is 560 miles east of Bermuda and moving very slowly north. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110 mph with higher gusts. Little significant change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours

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