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Tropical disturbance near Jacksonville to become Irma
February 24 2018, 05:53 | Jodi Jackson
Tropical Storm Watches Issued for the Carolina Coast; Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten to Scrape Southeast Coast
- The FOX 5 Storm Team is carefully monitoring a tropical disturbance just off the coast of Georgia.
A tropical stormwarning has been issued for much of N.C.'s coastline. The weather system is being given a 50 percent chance of forming during the next five days. Heavy surf and unsafe water conditions again on the coast with a moderate to high risk of rip currents.
Meteorologists also monitoring a second tropical disturbance approaching the Cabo Verde Islands that has the potential to develop into a tropical storm late this week. Heavy rains for 12 to 24 hours can still cause localized flooding. "This will be one day".
Tropical storm watches are in effect for the North and SC coasts on Monday, from the South Santee River in SC northward to Duck, N.C.
The forecast track for what will likely soon be Tropical Storm Irma is very near the coast of SC and the Grand Strand through from late this evening and tonight. As with any tropical system, its path could change and the forecast would be updated accordingly. Jared Brumbaugh has more on what we can expect as the tropical cyclone moves into our area.
Tuesday: Rain and gusty winds are expected along the mid-Atlantic coast.
The storm system on the East Coast has more of an uphill battle. Temperatures will slip to the lower-60s tonight and only back to the upper-60s to near 70 under cloud cover on Tuesday.
"We could get a minor tropical system", Sovine said.
Any showers will quickly depart Wednesday, leaving increasing sunshine from late morning onward, setting the stage for some great, albeit cool, weather into the start of the holiday weekend, save for some scattered Thursday afternoon showers.
MONDAY NIGHT: The system will slowly pull away and to the north... bringing cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms... mainly during the evening.