RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Isaias weakened to a tropical storm around 3 a.m. Tuesday after it made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach island as a Category 1 hurricane.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds went from 70 mph at 5 p.m. to 85 mph by 9 p.m. and remained at 85 mph at 11 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said. Wind gusts were up to 105 mph.

The eye landfall was reported at 11:10 p.m. near Ocean Isle Beach, according to Doppler radar imagery and surface observations from the National Hurricane Center.

An 11:15 p.m. update from NHC said a weather station at Oak Island reported sustained winds of 76 mph and a gust to 87 mph.

The National Weather Service said the max sustained winds at Johnny Mercer Pier at Wrightsville Beach was 69 mph at 12:36 a.m. with max gust 86 mph at 12:06 a.m.

The National Hurricane Center said Isaias’ winds dropped to 70 mph around 3 a.m., making it a tropical storm moving at 22 mph as it marches toward southeast Virginia.

The center of Isaias was near Pikeville in Wayne County when it became a tropical storm again.

As of 5 a.m., Tropical Storm Isaias was located 15 miles southeast of Roanoke Rapids and 85 miles west-southwest of Norfolk, Virginia. Winds were sustained at 70 mph. By 8 a.m., the storm had moved out of the state and into Virginia. Isaias was located 15 miles south-southeast of Tappahannock, Virginia.

The storm has sped up considerably — as forecast — and at 5 a.m. it was moving at 28 mph and by 8 a.m. it was up to 33 mph. Early on Monday, the storm was only moving at 9 mph before it sped it up throughout the day.

Tornado warnings were issued for several counties in northeastern North Carolina as Isaias moved through in the early hours of Tuesday but have since been canceled.

At 11 p.m., a Storm Surge Warning was put into effect from Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina to Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. As of 5 a.m., all warnings south of Surf City have been discontinued. The Storm Surge Watch south of Surf City has also been canceled.

A tornado watch was issued for Sampson County at 5 p.m. and then expanded to include several other counties along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Areas just east of the Interstate 95 corridor were forecast to receive the most rain — more than 6 inches in some parts — as the center of the storm passed through the area.

On Monday night, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the area of the William O Huske Lock on the Cape Fear River – which is located just off Highway 87 south of Fayetteville.

A flash flood watch was also issued for much of central North Carolina because of heavy rainfall possible from the storm.

It remains in effect until Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina on Monday ahead of the storm’s arrival. As of 8 a.m., no hurricane watches or warnings were in effect.

The storm surge warning for the Neuse River was canceled at 8 a.m., as well as storm surge watches in the state. A storm surge warning is still in effect for the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds and Ocracoke Inlet to the North Carolina-Virginia border.