RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft is investigating a low-pressure system Tuesday afternoon that is forecast to move by the North Carolina coast.
The National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. Wednesday update said the system is located a few hundred miles northeast of the central Bahamas.
Conditions are expected to be more conducive for development over the next couple of days to allow the system to form into a tropical depression.
While the system could brush the Outer Banks, it is likely to stay offshore.
Coastal areas along the mid-Atlantic can expect high surf later in the week, NHC said.
Any impact on central North Carolina will be minimal.