Tropical Storm Ophelia Hits North Carolina: Ophelia strengthened from a potential tropical cyclone and struck North Carolina.
Early Impact: North Carolina and Virginia experienced rising waters, strong winds, and rain as the storm approached.
Severe Weather Alerts: Warnings for damaging winds, storm surge, and flash flooding were issued for eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.
States of Emergency: Governors declared emergencies in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland to provide state aid.
Rainfall Projections: Coastal Plain expecting 3-5 inches, "The Triangle" (including Chapel Hill) expecting 2 inches of rain.
NYC Advisory: New York City issued travel advisory due to Ophelia and potential flooding from 2-3 inches of rain.
Storm Surge Warning: Pamlico Sound could see surges of 4-6 feet, while Surf City to Chincoteague, Virginia, may experience 2-4 feet.
Extended Warnings: Tropical storm alerts reached Delaware and the Chesapeake Bay, with Ophelia weakening to a depression. Rain totals vary, with up to 7 inches possible in some areas.