Hurricane Fiona strengthened overnight into the first major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. It currently has 115 mph winds and is moving WNW at 10 mph.
Fiona is expected to slowly strengthen into a Category 4 storm early Wednesday morning as it makes more of a turn to the north. Fiona could strengthen a little more throughout the day on Wednesday and hold that strength through Thursday. Fiona should pass just to the west of Bermuda early Friday morning as a category 4 storm.
A cold front moving off the NE coast will give Fiona a push on Friday and help accelerate the storm to the north throughout the day on Friday. The main impacts for the coast of the Carolinas will be high surf and the possibility of moderate to strong rip current risk starting Wednesday through Friday.