At 5:30pm EDT, NHC has further extended its advisories to reflect Ophelia being upgraded to a hurricane. The Hurricane Warning has been extended northward to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound. A Hurricane Warning is now in effect from the South Santee River, SC to Oregon Inlet, NC, including Pamlico Sound. A Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning are now in effect north of Oregon Inlet, NC, to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including Albemarle Sound. A Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning remain in effect south of the South Santee River, SC, to Edisto Beach, SC. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, VA, including the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort.
For more forecast and advisory details, please refer to the previous post.