"Tropical Moisture" the weather forecasters call it. It is not a tropical storm.
However, Ocracoke is in the path of "a disturbance located about 130 or so miles South of Cape Fear [that] is producing heavy rains, rip currents, and an increased chance of tornadoes for our area. This system may become Tropical in characteristic as the day moves on, although the storm will likely be onshore within 5 or 6 hours which would inhibit development. The system is forecast to be moving to the North / Northeast and is expected to make landfall in SE NC area and pass to the west of Hyde County."
This information is from Tony Spencer, Hyde County's Emergency Management Coordinator.
What it means for us right now is breezy conditions, gray sky, and rain. Really, not much more than we often experience here on the island. Just more folks out and about, so we're pretty busy at the Village Craftsmen. Well, I've got to go wait on customers. See you tomorrow.
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