The tropics are relatively quiet Wednesday evening. The last several days we've been keeping an eye on that disturbance off the southeast coastline. The system still does not appear very well organized as of this blog post --
The National Hurricane Center sent a hurricane hunter aircraft into the system Wednesday afternoon, but only found maximum winds around 25mph. This low still has a small window of time to become a tropical depression, but by late Thursday it will encounter upper level winds that are not favorable for tropical development. Those upper level winds will likely act to shear the disturbance apart. Even if it did become a weak tropical depression, it should not impact the North Carolina coastline.
Our forecast looks partly cloudy into the weekend. For more on the tropics, watch our tropical update at :21 after the hour. You can also find more information online at www.nhc.noaa.gov