Baltimore, MD - Sept. 22, 2023 - Tropical Storm Warnings have been extended to six Maryland counties and Chesapeake Bay as winds over 39 mph are expected to hit North Carolina on Friday before moving north to Maryland and Virginia on Saturday, notes Pikesville Patch. Notable areas like Worcester, Somerset, and Ocean City are bracing for heavy winds and rainfall, leading to potential flooding and property damage. Coastal flooding is anticipated on Saturday, with storm surges varying from 1 to 6 feet across different regions. The storm, possibly becoming Tropical Storm Ophelia, could make landfall in eastern North Carolina on Saturday morning, with potential to reach hurricane intensity. Authorities urge residents to secure outdoor items and prepare for possible power outages. The storm's impacts are expected to lessen by Sunday.