Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten: Warnings dropped, storm moving out to sea

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Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten has cleared the coast and will continue to move out to sea. High surf and breezy conditions will be felt through the evening, but heavy rain showers have come to an end.

Coastal showers associated with the low will continue to turn into the area through through the afternoon. The heaviest showers have passed, however we could see a few more downpours along the immediate coast through the afternoon. Winds will be gusty through the afternoon as the low turns the winds more northerly. The storm will be exiting the area by Tuesday evening.

Coastal locations can expect the possibility of 2 to 4+ total inches of rainfall while further inland, total rainfall will likely range from 0.5 to 2 inches. The nature of this low pressure system will result in a sharp west to east cutoff between heavy rain and very little rain. Inland areas will see the rain tapering off by the afternoon. The rain will depart the coast in the evening.

Coastal winds will remain strong through the afternoon, gusting between 25 and 45 mph from the east. Winds will eventually shift to the north Tuesday night into Wednesday. Further inland winds will be weaker and initially out of the northeast at 15 to 25 mph. As the system clears, winds will turn to the northwest at 15 to 25 mph.

Severe Weather Threat:
The threat of severe weather has passed. The eastward trending storm track kept eastern Carolina out of the danger zone earlier this morning.