28 August, 2017
An area of low pressure off the Southeast coast has become better organized and it could become the next Atlantic tropical cyclone early this week. The Tropical Storm Watch in this case means tropical storm conditions in this case are possible within the next 24 to 48 hours. Right now Harvey has weakened to a tropical storm and will continue to weaken while it is over land. - no local impacts.
"Low pressure is expected to develop offshore of the Southeast Coast Sunday or Monday and may take on tropical or subtropical characteristics by the time it makes its closes approach to the northeast SC and southeast North Carolina", according to a bulletin on the weather system issued by the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, N.C.
The National Hurricane Center released its potential tropical cyclone ten advisory Sunday afternoon and included a Tropical Storm Watch for Dare County.
The hurricane center expected the system to merge with a cold front in the next few days.
Tuesday: Rain and gusty winds are expected along the mid-Atlantic coast. That may be enough to cause flooding across the coastal communities. Strong and damaging winds are not likely.
Monday: Rain and thunderstorms linger in Florida and spread into eastern North Carolina and eastern Virginia. As of 2 p.m., the system was once again out to sea, moving northward parallel to the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas. Rough surf will bring a greater danger to swimmers and surfers with rip currents as well.More news: Walmart, Google tie up for voice-controlled shopping