The Bahamas are under a hurricane warning, and it looks like the Outer Banks of North Carolina are in line to be the first U.S. mainland landfall for Hurricane Irene. After that, it looks like New England is going to get it.
We here in South Florida might get some of the outer bands from the storm — a hurricane doesn’t neatly fit into that little red dot on the map — so we’re keeping an eye on it. We won’t be out of the zone until it has passed to the north of us, and even then, they’ve been known to circle back. It’s not likely to happen this time, but you never know.
It looks like Irene is heading for the Hamptons for the weekend.