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Tropical Storm Maria producing wind gusts in Outer Banks, NC

30 Septembre 2017

We will see areas of drizzle with scattered showers mixing in throughout the day.

Neil Davies, its national flood duty manager, said: "Heavy and prolonged rainfall across the western half of the country could lead to some flooding on Sunday and Monday".

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis warned that drivers in the north of the United Kingdom in particular will find that heavy showers and gusty winds make driving conditions challenging this weekend. The Outer Banks are forecast to see stronger winds of 50 miles per hour.

The Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, and Frisco campgrounds will be closing at noon, and will remain closed until further notice.

The strong and persistent NE/N winds will trigger tidal flooding.

A storm surge of 2 feet (0.6 meters) to 4 feet (1 meter) is possible on Ocracoke with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain possible through Wednesday.

Other than helping influence wind patterns in southeastern part of the country, Maria will bring high surf from coastal New England to the east coast of Florida.

As Maria moves north along the East Coast, Maryland's shores are affected.

Look for a whole lotta sunshine out there again today with highs near 90 degrees and north winds around 5-10 miles per hour.

He continued: "We do have the potential for major winds next week". As the winds picked up, waves crashed up to and beyond ocean-front homes between the communities of Rodanthe and Avon, where the water has washed under waterfront homes and onto side streets since Tuesday at high tide.

High temperatures are expected to drop into the low 80s by Saturday.

A time map of where and when tropical storm-force winds from Tropical Storm Maria could reach as of September 26, 2017. Tomorrow, Lee is expected to turn a bit more northward and pick up speed.

Officials in North Carolina hope to make a decision soon on lifting the evacuation order imposed on two islands in the Outer Banks as Hurricane Maria approached. The Met Office forecast for the week beginning Sunday 1 October reads: "Sunday and Monday are expected to be rather wet days with spells of rain in most areas followed by brighter and showery conditions".

Even as Tropical Storm Maria passes by offshore this morning, the Outer Banks continues to be impacted by tropical storm force wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph over the past 12 hours. The system is about 485 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and about 1765 miles west of the Azores.

Tropical Storm Maria producing wind gusts in Outer Banks, NC