Ophelia is drifting very very slowly northeast for now, which is away from us but less away from the Carolinas. The latest forecast is that in 36 hours it will be a major hurricane. And then where it goes is anyone’s guess, although as of this writing the least unlikely landfall would be well north of here. But, as the National Hurricane Center puts it,
THE PROXIMITY OF THIS CYCLONE TO THE COAST AND THE WEAK STEERING CURRENTS DICTATES THAT INTERESTS FROM FLORIDA THROUGH THE CAROLINAS WILL NEED TO MONITOR OPHELIA FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.