Tropical Storm Bill forms off NC coast; could strengthen Tuesday

Tracking the Tropics

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The National Hurricane Center said a tropical system off the coast of North Carolina strengthened to Tropical Storm Bill Monday night.

As of 11 p.m., Bill was 335 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm, the second named storm of 2021 hurricane season, had winds of 45 mph and was heading northeast at 23 mph.

The hurricane center said some additional strengthening is possible on Tuesday, however, the
system is expected to become a post-tropical low and dissipate on Wednesday.

Forecasters said the track for the storm had changed very little since a 5 p.m. advisory.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

NHC said there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect in related to Bill.

The system of North Carolina’s coast is one of three the NHC is currently watching.

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