Published: Mon, August 28, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC, SC coasts

Tropical Storm Watch issued for NC, SC coasts

Invest 92L could become a Tropical Storm Irma soon.

Already, the National Weather Service has hoisted a tropical watch for the Atlantic coast from Georgetown, S.C., up to the tip of Cape Hatteras.

Earlier Sunday, the center said in a statement that a disturbance off the coast of Georgia had a 70 percent chance of "cyclone formation" within the next 48 hours.

This system is NOT expected to majorly strengthen, but monitor the latest forecasts closely!

Here in the Piedmont, we're only expecting a few scattered showers from this system, mainly Monday night and Tuesday.

"The main impacts for the beaches will be heavy rainfall, which will add up to 3" to 6".

No significant flooding, damaging winds or storm surge are expected from this system.

The heaviest rains Sunday were expected in the Naples area, Baxter said.

Depending on how closely the low tracks to the Southeast coast early this week, areas as far north as the coastal Carolinas could see bands of heavy rain. Rough surf will bring a greater danger to swimmers and surfers with rip currents as well.

The system could also bring heavy rain and thunderstorms "for a time" across portions of northeastern SC and southeastern North Carolina. Rain total may reach locally one to three inches near the coast, but should not be enough to cause significant flooding. Heavy thunderstorms are starting to organize off the coast of Georgia.

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