Well the next 48 hours are showtime for Hurricane Earl for the Carolinas.
The hurricane is believed near peak intensity as a major 145 MPH category 4 hurricane and most models predict a near northernly torn for the storm (map bellow) that should take it off the coast of South Carolina today and just off the edge of North Carolina around 2 a.m. Friday, September 3.
While I won't delve into what this means for our northern sister state, for us Earl is bringing lower humidity, waves of up to 7 or 11 feet, and life-threatining rip currents -- not only is that a dangerous combo for swimmers, but it'll likely be bad for coastal erosion. But no rain is expected from Earl.
Stay safe, stay smart.