Tropical Storm Alerts Canceled

By: Bill Wilson, Lynnette Taylor, Heather King
By: Bill Wilson, Lynnette Taylor, Heather King

All tropical storm warnings from Tropical Storm Cristobal in North Carolina have been canceled.

Tropical Storm Cristobal dumped rain and brought rough seas to our coast Sunday, and forecasters predicted the system was headed for the open Atlantic.

Scroll down to view our Tropical Storm Cristobal photo gallery from Atlantic Beach

At 5 a.m. Monday, the center of the storm was about 110 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras. Maximum sustained winds picked up to 50 miles per hour.

It's continuing to move toward the northeast at about 13 mph as it heads out to sea.

The next update from the National Hurricane Center is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday.

Emergency management officials in Carteret County said there were no major flooding from Cristobal, but were concerned about people getting into the ocean due to the strong waves.

In Hyde County authorities urged beachgoers to stay out of the ocean because of the danger of rip currents.

Meteorologist Rich Bandy at the National Weather Service said the strong winds were on the eastern side of the storm, away from land.

"The only wind impacts are going to be on the immediate coast from Cape Lookout up to Oregon Inlet and that should be the worst of it," Bandy said of the northeast part of the state. The storm was expected to start pulling away from its coastline track about midnight after it passed Cape Hatteras, Bandy said.

This is the first storm to threaten the U.S. this hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30.

To track Cristobal, click here for the WITN Hurricane Center.



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