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Hurricane Fiona triggers riptide risks along NC coast

The U.S. will not be directly impacted by Fiona, but the N.C. coast could see an increased rip current risk and rough surf late Wednesday night and through the weekend. The Outer Banks could potentially see overwash or beach erosion.

The U.S. will not be directly impacted by Fiona, but the N.C. coast could see an increased rip current risk and rough surf late Wednesday night and through the weekend. The Outer Banks could potentially see overwash or beach erosion.

Web Editor: Heather LeahPosted Updated
Now, here's what's going on in the tropics. We're still tracking five systems. The two main concern are Fiona and this system here moving through the caribbean that has a burst of convection tonight may indicate some strengthening going on. But let's take a look at Fiona top wind still at 100 and 30. These numbers just came in about two minutes ago. It's moving north northeast at 21. There's upper level wind shear that's helping to eat elongate the storm that will eventually weaken it as it races up toward the north northeast at 21 MPH. So when you join Elizabeth in the morning, it may be a category three storm by eight a.m. With 100 25 mile per hour winds. Eastern Canada on guard as that storm moves on in the strongest they've seen in quite some time and could record the lowest barometric pressure on land in this region because of the storm coming through eight a.m. Saturday near Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, 100 and five mile per hour winds. Now for us, we've experienced over wash some minor overwashed this evening. On highway 12, 7 to 11 ft waves in the surf zone. Their southeast coast 4 to 7 ft waves in the surf zone there as well. And high rip current threats through the evening tonight during the day tomorrow and likely end of the weekend. Now

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