Looks like it was “just” a Category 1 when it hit North Carolina.

I’ll be interested to see what happens as it moves up the coast, because a shift East would be bad news for my home in Rhode Island.  We’re not on the beach, but much of our town is, so the further West it stays the better for us, although the folks in NYC may disagree.

Update 7:50 p.m.  — Eye has moved slightly more to the West, which is good news for RI, bad news for NYC, Connecticut and western Mass.