A low pressure system that could become Tropical Storm Beryl may make its way to the coast this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, the system 150 miles off Melbourne, Fla., could turn into a tropical storm if winds sustain at 39 mph.
"I think we're going to get a named tropical storm here in the next day, day and a half," Josh Weiss, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said Friday morning.
Beryl would be the second storm for the region in a hurricane season that doesn't officially start until June 1.
"That's not unprecedented, but to have two named storms before June 1 is a little bit rare," said Weiss.
While forecasters are predicting the system off Florida could become a tropical storm, they are less convinced it could turn into a full-blown hurricane, which means winds of 74 mph. "I don't think anyone is thinking its going to get that strong," Weiss said.
He said even if the brewing system doesn't reach tropical storm levels, the weekend will still be a moist one.
"We are looking for some impacts here in southeast North Carolina mostly on Saturday with light rain, potentially moderate at times, and northeast winds of 25, with stronger gusts. The biggest impacts will be at the beaches and for the boaters, with winds between 30 to 35 mph and rip currents at the beach," Weiss said.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts this Atlantic hurricane season will see nine to 15 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to three major hurricanes.