Hurricane Alex: 2 p.m. Coordinates

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 3, 2004

At 2 p.m., the National Hurricane Center reported the eye of Alex at 35.3N and 75.2W.

The storm continues to move NE at 17 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds are at 100 miles per hour.

The storm is expected to continue moving out to sea during the afternoon hours.

Heavy rain and strong, gusty winds began hitting the Nags Head and Kitty Hawk regions of the Outer Banks around noon today.

Gust of over 80 miles per hour were recorded at Cape Hatteras earlier today.

Wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are expected along the Outer Banks before the storm moves out to sea.

The west part of the eye has just moved north of the Cape Hatteras area and forecasters are expecting the coastline to continue getting battered by Alex for at least six more hours.

According the forecast for Wednesday, Alex will only be a memory as skies are expected to be mostly sunny with high temperatures around 92 with a heat index of over 110.