Fay was born near the Dominican Republic this afternoon but will it impact Eastern North Carolina.
The tropical system moving westward in the Atlantic finally got a name this afternoon near the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. The storm continues to show increasing organization despite its interaction with land. The future track and strength of the storm is uncertain. For now the National Hurricane Center believes the storm will not become a hurricane during the next few days. The track takes Fay westward and eventually northward hitting western Florida in about four days. On this track we would probably see some rain by the middle or latter part of the week. However, it could be a more direct threat to Eastern North Carolina if Fay turns northward earlier than currently forecast. We'll stay on top of the situation at WITN and we encourage everyone to monitor the future track and intensity of Fay. You can watch us on WITN, check out our 24/7 weather channel or go to our website at witn.com. Regardless, we'll keep you fully informed on Fay and any other system developing in the tropics this season.