MARIA is expected to weaken back to Tropical Storm strength Thursday as it begins its acceleration away to the east and northeast across the northern Atlantic. The latest advisory from NHC:
All tropical storm warnings over eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks have been discontinued but continue for the offshore waters. HOWEVER, rough surf and dangerous rip currents will continue for the next several days
This will be the last final blog update on Maria, as it will be moving away from the U.S. Coast.