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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A low pressure disturbance off the eastern seaboard is moving across the outer banks of North Carolina.

At 2 p.m., the center of the system was about 30 miles west-northwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

It was moving to the northeast at about 20 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with some higher gusts.

The forecast calls for the disturbance to accelerate east-northeastward during the next couple of days.

The disturbance is not expected to change much in strength until it begins to move away from the coast of North Carolina on Tuesday night, and is not likely to become a tropical cyclone.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cape Lookout to Duck, North Carolina, Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound.

The system is expected to produce up to 3 inches of rain, with isolated amounts of 5 inches along northeastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia coasts into the Delmarva through Wednesday. The heavier rains may result in some flooding concerns along coastal areas.

Swells generated by this disturbance will affect portions of the North Carolina and Virginia coasts during the next day or so, creating dangerous surf and rip current conditions.


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