Severe weather looms for Florida, North Carolina, Hawaii

U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, Hawaii Under Threat From Tropical Systems

A triple weather threat loomed Wednesday with storms set to hit parts of the Gulf Coast, Southeast and Hawaii.

North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain, forecasters said.

Meanwhile, a hurricane watch was issued for parts of Florida's Gulf Coast because of another tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico.

Known as Tropical Depression 9, it looked set to strengthen into Tropical Storm Hermine off Florida on Wednesday morning and make landfall Thursday night. Forecasters warned the northwest of the state could see to 12 inches of rain.

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