Dare County Advising Residents To Monitor Developing Storm

Dare County is telling residents to keep a close on that weather system out in the Atlantic.

The area of disturbed weather, some 360 miles southwest of Bermuda may threaten the Outer Banks and Dare County through Monday.

Dare County says residents should monitor local news outlets for the latest advisories from the National Weather Service as well as state and local emergency management officials.

Authorities say now is the time for residents to prepare their homes and gather supplies. Anyone traveling to the Outer Banks this weekend should also monitor reports and be aware of the possible weather situation.

Most computer model data continue to show the low turning back west tomorrow and strengthening late Friday and Saturday. They indicate a possible landfall between Myrtle Beach and Hatteras sometime Sunday as either a strong tropical storm or Category 1 Hurricane.

Forecasters issued small craft advisories today for the Outer Banks of North Carolina going south to the Jacksonville area. Rip current warnings have been issued for the coastline further south and into South Carolina.

Meteorologists say there still remains a fair degree of uncertainty regarding the path and strength of the low.

This storm could likely be a blessing in disguise for Eastern Carolina, as the need for rain probably outweighs the potential wind problems.

WITN's team of meteorologists are tracking this storm and will keep you updated on its movements over the next couple of days.

At 7 am the system is located at 28.6N 69.5W.