Tropical Storm Fay moves away from NC coast, makes path for NYC
Tropical Storm Fay was moving away from North Carolina's coast Friday morning.Posted — Updated
At 2 a.m., the storm was 105 miles south of Ocean City, Maryland, and 145 miles south of Cape May, New Jersey.
Tropical storm warnings were in effect from the New Jersey coast through Long Island and Connecticut, with tropical storm force winds expected there within the next 36 hours.
In North Carolina, a high rip current risk is still in place for the Outer Banks for the weekend, but all other threats are diminishing.
Tropical Storm Fay didn't stick around very long when it formed Thursday evening off the coast of North Carolina.
Some strong surf and choppy waves were seen up and down the Outer Banks area on Thursday, particularly in Nags Head. It made for an interesting day for tourists.
At the same time, it worried some business owners, who were on a little bit of an edge as they try to bounce back in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fay's behavior was well received, mostly.
David Elder, the Ocean Rescue Supervisor at Kill Devils Hills, had his team of lifeguards on guard. They posted yellow rip current flags around the coast.
"Those yellow flags are going to go out and flag rip currents, those rip currents are going to be pulling in some locations and picking up as the day goes on and the tide rolls out," Elder said.
The weekend on the coast and for much of the state should look much better, although there is a chance for rain in our area on Saturday.
In central North Carolina, a chance of afternoon thunderstorms are again in the forecast for Friday and Saturday. Meteorologist Mike Maze said temperatures will rise dramatically on Friday, with highs at least at 93 degrees into next week.
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