Latest: Wake County, eastern NC under tropical storm warning

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11 a.m.: The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for the eastern half of North Carolina Monday morning, a swath of counties stretching from the Triangle to the coast. Over the next 36 hours, communities in the warned area could see winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of up to 40 mph.

The Triangle and communities inland are expected to bear the brunt of Isaias Monday night and into Tuesday, with the highest winds and heaviest rain coming overnight.

Isaias, with winds of up to 70 mph, was still a tropical storm Monday morning, but it was expected to regain hurricane strength by afternoon before a forecast landfall near Myrtle Beach around 9 p.m.

WRAL covers Hurricane Isaias

The WRAL News team is deployed from Myrtle Beach to the Outer Banks and from the coast to the Sandhills to the Triangle to cover Hurricane Isaias. Click on your city for our coverage of the storm as it passes and the aftermath.