Tropical storm watch issued for parts of coastal Carolinas

Posted August 28, 2017

Meanwhile, a low pressure system dubbed "Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten" may possibly become a Tropical Storm named Irma off the South Carolina Coast Sunday night. Note that north of Duck, North Carolina, hazards from this system will be handled with non-tropical products issued by local National Weather Service offices. If the system does acquire a name, the small craft advisory would be replaced with warnings of tropical storm hazards. Again, heavy rounds of rain will be hitting the coast at these times, with occasional winds gusting over 40 miles per hour.

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

In the near-term, this system will continue to enhance rainfall in the Florida Peninsula. The showers may be slow to move into central parts of the state Monday.

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The system could also bring heavy rain and thunderstorms "for a time" across portions of northeastern SC and southeastern North Carolina.

Sunday: Heavy rain and gusty winds are possible from South Florida into coastal Georgia and the southern coast of SC.

The system is now stationary. Much lighter rains are expected inland.

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Moderate to strong rip currents and high and rough surf conditions along with rain and thunderstorms that may turn heavy across portions of the area are expected through the early week.

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

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