USA east coast braced for high winds and waves from Hurricane Maria

Panovich: Outer Banks likely to see Maria's impacts

Panovich: Outer Banks likely to see Maria's impacts

At 5 a.m. Maria was located about 530 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Hurricane Maria continued on a path northward on Tuesday morning and will pass offshore of North Carolina over the next few days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles, primarily to the east of center, and tropical-storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect in North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Duck along the Outer Banks and for Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

Maria's sustained winds weakened Sunday to 90 miles per hour from 105 miles per hour earlier in the day, the NHC said.

Forecasters said most forecast models agree on this scenario. Though a ridge situated to the north of the storm will temporarily slow it down, it will pick up in speed by Thursday and move east-northeast into the open ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria is expected to keep gradually weakening and is forecast to become a tropical storm Tuesday night or Wednesday.

Schools were closed Tuesday in Dare County because of the storm conditions.

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NDBC station #41424 is a water-level (tsunami) station (no weather sensors), but it does have a webcam and Hurricane Maria is heading straight for it. The storm is not expected to make landfall. Former Hurricane Jose is to thank for that.

While Hurricane Maria continues to slowly slide offshore up the East Coast, we have near record warmth again today.

Wrightsville Beach saw more than 25 rescues because of rip currents Saturday.

Millions of people in the Caribbean are still reeling from Hurricane Maria's devastation.

The National Hurricane Center has urged those on the Carolina and Mid-Atlantic coasts to monitor the particularly large storm.

Maria's most devastating effects came when the storm slammed parts of the Caribbean, especially the islands of Dominica and Puerto Rico. The map above shows how rain will be streaming over the same areas of the central USA and contained compactly to Maria's track east of the US, leaving most of Virginia and several states just to the west and south in a "doughnut hole" of dryness.

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