The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture and relatively light winds aloft.
Tips from NCDOT to help motorists stay safe before, during and after a hurricane strikes:
Gov. Pat McCrory is set to talk about hurricane preparedness as North Carolina faces the 2013 Atlantic season.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with more sun later in the day and a high of 76. 20% chance of showers and storms.