Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC, SC coast

28 August, 2017, 01:16 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
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Current forecasts call for increasing winds and rough surf along the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in the coming week, according to the NWS.

As of 4:59 p.m., the National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina announced a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect, canceling the small craft advisory.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. especially the coastal sections. for Monday into early Tuesday.

The system is forecast to move near the northeastern coast of SC and along the North Carolina coast Monday night and Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center says there is a moderate chance it could develop into a weak tropical system.

The hurricane center expected the system to merge with a cold front in the next few days.

Tropical Storm Watches Issued for the Carolina Coast; Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten to Scrape Southeast Coast

Potential tropical cyclone ten has formed off the Georgia coast. The current forecast has the northeastern NC coastline seeing winds starting to build on Monday to 20-30 miles per hour from the NE, with rainy conditions and hazardous surf conditions to include life threatening rip currents through Wednesday.

Additionally, the low-pressure system in tandem with strong high pressure over the Northeast will create an onshore wind flow.

Closer to home, there is a broad low pressure stretching across north-central Florida producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

"Conditions over the waters are going to be pretty rough, with unsafe rip currents and hazardous seas", said Emily Timte, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston.

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