The National Weather Service reports that Tropical Storm Colin formed this morning along the central coast of South Carolina.

TS Colin will move northeast along the N.C. coast today through Sunday, bringing with it a variety of impacts including locally heavy rainfall, potential for isolated tornadoes, and gusty winds, especially along the coast.

The Independence Day events are all on at this point. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15 p.m.  

DJ Tommy Hutcherson is scheduled to spin songs starting at 6 p.m. but if the weather deteriorates, and the DJ and the fireworks and events on Sunday and Monday need to be postponed or canceled, stay tuned for details on the following Facebook pages: Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, Ocracoke Observer, WOVV and Visit Ocracoke North Carolina.

For more weather information and to view the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at 

  • Be mindful that the threat of rip currents will increase and remain elevated until well after the storm passes, making conditions dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers. For daily beach reports, visit
  • Keep your cell phone charged with Government Alerts enabled to ensure you receive National Weather Service issued alerts for life threatening weather conditions.
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