TRACKING THE TROPICS: Maria Becomes 3rd Hurricane Of Season

As of 11:00 pm Thursday, Hurricane Maria's winds were holding at 80 miles per hour. The storm was moving rapidly to the NE at 43 miles per hour. Maria was centered at 38.5 N, 63.5 W or about 760 miles off our coast and moving away.

Maria made her closest pass to eastern Carolina on Thursday afternoon, tracking about 550 miles off the coast during the early afternoon. Outside of an increased risk of dangerous rip currents and some 4-6 foot waves, the storm will have little, if any, impact on our weather.

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As of 5:00 pm Thursday, Hurricane Maria's winds were holding at 75 miles per hour. The storm was moving rapidly to the NNE at 36 miles per hour. Maria was centered at 35.2 N, 65.6 W or about 630 miles off our coast.

Maria made her closest pass to eastern Carolina on Thursday afternoon, tracking about 550 miles off the coast during the early afternoon. Outside of an increased risk of dangerous rip currents and some 4-6 foot waves, the storm will have little, if any, impact on our weather.

CLICK

HERE to visit WITN's hurricane page and check out the models.

Once you get to the hurricane page, click on the "Hurricane" tab on the map and turn on the "Forecast Model Tracks."


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