Tracking Heavy Showers, Tropical Disturbance Off Coast

Glen Mclaughlin
August 28, 2017

We are monitoring a disturbance off the SE Georgia coast that has and will bring this evening heavy bands of rain to our area.

Showers and thunderstorms associated with this system have increased in coverage and are gradually becoming better organized, the Hurricane Center said.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for parts of North and South Carolina's coasts. The coast will see the rain start as early as Monday morning while inland areas won't see the heavy rain until late Monday into Tuesday.

A partly to mostly cloudy sky will continue into Monday and Tuesday of next week with highs generally in the 70s to low 80s. The mountains of western North Carolina will enjoy lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. The next named storm in the Atlantic would be "Irma". However, brisk winds out of the northwest are between 25 and 30 miles per hour, with scattered gusts to 40 and a few showers.

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Although the potential impacts are within 36 hours, given the uncertainty in whether tropical storm force winds will occur on land in northeastern SC and southeastern North Carolina, south, a tropical storm watch has been issued for these areas.

On Sunday, the National Hurricane Center projected a 50 percent chance that the system would develop into a tropical or subtropical storm.

The low pressure system located off the coast of Florida has strengthened and is now being referred to as Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten.

Stay with WJCL 22 News for updates.

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