Over the past couple days, a new ‘tropical disturbance’ has been gaining strength just off the coast of South Carolina.
Yesterday morning, “potential tropical cyclone 10” was about 20 miles south of Charleston, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was traveling at 7 mph toward the northeast.
Last night, the National Hurricane Center released a forecast of the affected areas of the storm;
Potential Tropical Cyclone #Ten forecast to move along the Carolina coastline, bringing tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains. pic.twitter.com/63ZPPk2dZY
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) August 28, 2017
According to this morning’s NHC public advisory; “The system is moving toward the northeast near 12 mph (19 km/h), and is anticipated to turn toward the east-northeast and accelerate during the next couple of days. The expected track will take the system along the North Carolina coast today.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* North of Surf City to Duck
* Albemarle Sound
* Pamlico Sound
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Surf City to Little River Inlet”
The storm is now expected to cause flooding along North Carolina’s outer banks and dump at least 1-2 inches of rain across most of North Carolina – including Charlotte.