According to the National Hurricane Center, TS Earl may become a major hurricane as it nears the North Carolina coast late next week. Per the 5:00pm NWS/NHC advisory, Earl is projected to have winds at 100 knots (115mph) by next Thursday. And although the projected path has it staying off the coast of NC, it looks like we will be on the outskirts of the cone of uncertainty. So for now, keep an eye on Earl and let's hope it stays off the coast as is currently anticipated. Either way, it should make for some notable increased wave action towards the latter part of next week.
(Click image below for current forecast projection)