Tropical Storm Michael, now nearing North Carolina

Tropical Storm Michael is barreling through the Carolinas.  As of 11 a.m. Thursday, Michael was 35 miles south-southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina with 50 mile per hour winds.  Michael is traveling northeast at 23 miles per hour.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect along the South and North Carolina coasts.  Michael is to head out into the Atlantic later Thursday and cross the Atlantic as a tropical storm.