UPDATE: The latest projection by the NOAA shows the center of the storm passing directly over Raleigh.
Scientists at some organization called the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration” have predicted that Hanna (the storm formerly known as Tropical Depression 8) might run straight through town this coming weekend. Raleigh will be hosting Wide Open 3, a cultural festival of sorts which will celebrate the opening of the new Raleigh Convention Center, among other things.
This is only a projection for this storm, which could do anything from this point, as it wreaks havoc over the Bahamas. However, in the case that Hanna blows out to the east, Mother Earth has a backup plan to wipe out Raleigh Wide Open. The remnants of Hurricane Gustav may end up over North Carolina this weekend.