Skies are blue for the moment as Category-4 Earl churns toward the North Carolina coast. The eye is expected to kiss Cape Hatteras, home of the famous lighthouse, early Friday morning before moving north along the eastern seaboard.
The NOAA satellite image below shows the hurricane as it appears about the time of this posting:
The outer bands will reach us, but my daughter is still along the coast. Though she's just shy of the affected area, we'll continue to monitor The Weather Channel and prepare for her evacuation.