The National Hurricane Center (NHC) continues with a slightly more eastward track for Irene Saturday into Sunday.
This would confine the more extreme part of the hurricane to the Outer Banks and the eastern shore down to Norfolk. Irene will move through these areas as a category 2 hurricane.
Effects on our area will still be quite strong. The I-95 corridor has been placed under a tropical storm warning, for winds potentially in the 45-65 mph range. The Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are under a hurricane warning, with winds possibly reaching as high as 75-85 mph.
Rainfall in the hurricane warning area will be in the 5-10 inch range, and in the 2-5 inch range in the tropical storm warning area.