From the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a system in the Gulf of Mexico that could develop into a tropical or subtropical cyclone during the next day or so.
This system is expected to traverse Eastern North Carolina this weekend bringing the potential for heavy rainfall, dangerous marine conditions and potential coastal flooding concerns, but the storm is not expected to have tropical characteristics by the time it reaches our area. 
There is still uncertainty in the details with this system and it will depend on the strength and track of the low. 
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