Two tropical depressions that formed Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico could have an impact on the Carolina coast’s weather in the coming days.
Tropical Depression #8 was about 100 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras Monday afternoon and drifting slowly to the west. It has sustained winds of about 35 mph.
The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning Monday afternoon for several counties along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Many on the Outer Banks remember what Hurricane Isabel did to Jeanette’s Pier in 2003, so the impending tropical depression is not a big deal in comparison.
“We saw Isabel when it hit, washed the pier away and everything,” Nags Head resident Mary Lou Allen says. “We’re not scared.”
(Report from WRAL)