Tropical disturbance swirls off Cape Hatteras

Published 10:59 pm Monday, September 24, 2018

Conditions are conducive for a broad area of low pressure about 400 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras to become a tropical depression tonight or Tuesday.

The system is expected to move west-northwestward to northwestward, with upper level winds increasing, limiting chances for the tropical wave to development into a more organized storm, according to National Hurricane Center.

Regardless, the system will mean some rainfall for northeastern and easter North Carolina Tuesday and Tuesday night, the center said.

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The system is also whipping up dangerous surf and rip currents along portions of the North Carolina coast.

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