Tropical Storm Fay forms off North Carolina coast

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RALEIGH (WTVD) — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas of low pressure near the United State’s coast; both of which have formed into a tropical system.


Tropical Storm Fay has officially formed off the North Carolina coast.

The storm formed east of the Outer Banks.

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Sustained rainfall, high seas, and rip currents are expected to be the greatest impacts for North Carolina. The area of low pressure will continue moving northeast, away from the North Carolina coast through the weekend.

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Drier air pushes in Friday lowering rain chances, and heating things up. Highs will reach the low 90.


Tropical Storm Cristina formed late Monday night local time in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane of the 2020 season in any of the Western Hemisphere ocean basins.
As of Wednesday morning, the storm was located several hundred miles south of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. It was moving away from the mainland at a speed of 12 mph and featured maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.
Thus far there have been three tropical storms and one tropical depression in the Eastern Pacific basin this year.

Meanwhile the Atlantic has had five tropical storms, and could be on the verge of a sixth-named storm this week.

Neither basin has yet spawned a hurricane, but that is about to change.
AccuWeather meteorologists expect Cristina to become not only the first hurricane of the North and Central American waters, but perhaps the first Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of at least 96 mph.

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