***TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE OFF THE COAST OF THE CAROLINAS***
We are a month into hurricane season and we are keeping our eyes on Tropical Depression Three, last seen 230 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, N.C., late Friday afternoon, and is now moving NNW at 5 mph. The system should move slowly and perhaps stall several hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina through Monday. But you will still feel the effects even though it isn’t that close to making landfall.
Be safe if you decide to enjoy the beach this weekend. Although this depression is off the coast, the maximum sustained winds are 30 mph, with gusts to 40-45 mph. Impacts on the coast will be rough surf and dangerous rip tides. Winds may elevate sea-level rises which will cause beach erosion as one of the impacts. There are no watch or warnings along the coastline but we will continue to monitor the system to help keep the Carolinas safe and help warn people in a timely manner if things change.