Maria brings tropical storm force conditions to the Outer Banks through Thursday morning.
Even though the center of Maria will remain well offshore, its impacts will be felt along the Outer Banks in the form of gusty wind and high surf/storm surge potential.
In fact, a storm surge warning has been issued for Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Hatteras. Here, storm surge of 2-4ft+ could occur and cause danger to life and property.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect from Bogue Inlet to the NC/VA border. Here, tropical storm force wind gusts (39+mph) are possible as the envelope of tropical storm force wind spreads out some 200+ miles from Maria’s center.
On its current track, Maria will remain offshore through early Thursday while abating to tropical storm status and turning sharply to the east.
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