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Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

A tropical disturbance may affect the Southeast

By meerna Jun18,2024
A tropical disturbance may affect the Southeast

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area northeast of the Bahamas where a tropical depression could develop later this week.

Global forecast models showed an area of ​​low pressure forming in an area north of the Bahamas earlier this week and then moving inland toward the Florida Peninsula and/or the southeastern United States over the weekend.

The National Hurricane Center says there is a 10% chance a tropical depression will develop in the area within the next 48 hours and a 30% chance within seven days.

There are currently several areas of uncertainty surrounding this storm. The difference between the models is the location and intensity of the low pressure area that forms mid-week. At this time, it seems likely that a tropical low-pressure system or a widespread area of ​​showers and built-in thunderstorms will approach the coast before the end of the week.

Regardless of tropical organization, the system is expected to cover portions of the U.S. coast from Melbourne to Wilmington, North Carolina, by Thursday during the weekend. Later this week, this potential tropical system will likely bring heavy rain, possible flooding and gusty winds to parts of the southeastern United States

Residents in Florida, coastal Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are urged to monitor the progress of this potential tropical system. During this time, before the storm actually forms and in the days before potential landfall, there can be many changes in the expected track and intensity of this possible storm.

This is just one of two areas of interest tracked by the National Hurricane Center. A second system is forming in the Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche. The Hurricane Center says the environment is favorable for some development, and a tropical depression or tropical storm could form in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday and then move west into Mexico and the Texas Gulf Coast.

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