This graphic is as of 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
This graphic is as of 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8.

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Oct. 9, 1 p.m., update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City:

A gale warning is in effect this evening (Oct. 9) across North Carolina coastal waters from the Outer Banks to Carteret County as a low pressure system offshore will bring wind gusts of 40 to 45+ mph with seas building to 8 to 12+ feet tonight along the eastern Carolina beaches.

An area of low pressure off the Southeast coast has the potential to develop into a tropical or subtropical storm over the weekend, the National Weather Service out of Newport/Morehead City reported today.

The NWS said in a press release that there is uncertainty in both the development of this system and where it would eventually track over this weekend.

If the system develops and moves close to the N.C. coast by Sunday, we could see several impacts including strong winds, coastal flooding and ocean overwash (worsened by King Tides this weekend), the NWS said.

You can find more information on these warnings at:

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