OCRACOKE, NC --- The County of Hyde, NC issued a visitor evacuation order for Ocracoke Island on its Twitter page Saturday night.

The order comes ahead of potential weather threats expected this week from Hurricane Maria, now a Category 1 hurricane.

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According to the tweet, the evacuation order will go into effect at 5 a.m. Monday morning.

Stick with WCNC.com as we continue to track Maria and bring you the latest forecast.