24 NC counties are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Johnston, Wayne, and Harnett counties. Details
Published: 2016-08-28 14:18:00
Updated: 2016-08-29 07:08:03
Posted August 28, 2016
Updated August 29, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Two tropical depressions that formed Sunday could impact the North Carolina coast over the coming week.
Tropical depression eight formed Sunday morning and is located southeast of Cape Hatteras. The storm is moving west at 9 mph with winds at 30 mph.
Tropical depression nine formed south of Florida, near Cuba, at about 5 p.m.
WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said both storms are forecast to become tropical storms by 2 p.m. Monday and will bring wet weather to bookend the week.
Rain from tropical depression 8 will likely come Monday night into Tuesday, but the Triangle will remain dry as the storm hits the coast.
"It does look like we could have some impact on the North Carolina coast," Wilmoth said.
A tropical storm watch was issued for the Outer Banks Sunday night. The area could see 1-3 inches of rain and winds up to 45 mph during the height of the storm.
Tropical depression nine could have more of an impact inland, Wilmoth said, especially in the southern communities. She said the forecast remains up in the air as many people are making plans to spend Labor Day weekend outdoors.
“Right now we’re very uncertain of the forecast Saturday and Sunday,” she said.