A weather system forming in the Atlantic Basin could turn into a tropical depression or tropical storm and is expected to make landfall later Monday near the Georgia-South Carolina border, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Heavy rains and strong gusts of wind with dangerous reverse currents are forecast for Southeast Georgia. A few showers could arrive later Monday morning before the center.
The system has a 60% chance of turning into a storm in the next 48 hours, and if it does, his name would be Danny. So far this season, which started this month, the Atlantic has experienced three named storms.
Meanwhile, a second disturbance produces a small group of showers and thunderstorms over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. And in the eastern Pacific, Hurricane Enrique is expected to produce heavy rains in southwestern Mexico over the next few days, according to the hurricane center.
Possible tropical depression could reach Georgia and South Carolina
A small low pressure system was located about 300 miles east-southeast of Savannah, Georgia at 2 a.m. The activity associated with the showers and thunderstorms remains disorganized, with most of it shifted northwest from the central surface due to strong upper winds. .
The low is expected to move rapidly west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, crossing the warmer waters of the Gulf Stream later Monday morning, and it has the potential to become a tropical depression or tropical storm before it does. reach the coast of Georgia or southern South Carolina this evening.
If the system becomes more organized on Monday, tropical storm warnings could go into effect on parts of Georgia and South Carolina’s coasts on short notice.
Regardless of development, a few inches of rain is possible along the immediate coasts of Georgia and southern South Carolina through Monday evening.
“Gusty winds are possible with this storm, but the main threat to the land will be any persistent downpours where flash floods are possible, especially in low-lying, poorly drained areas,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Nicole LoBiondo .
Choppy waves and stronger than normal return currents are likely along the southeast coast as this system lifts the ocean.
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Another disturbance in the Atlantic
Meanwhile, a second disturbance – a large area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave – produces a small cluster of showers and thunderstorms over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. It has a 20% chance of forming within the next 28 hours.
Slow development is possible until the end of the week as this system moves rapidly west to west-northwest at around 20 mph, likely reaching the Lesser Antilles late Wednesday or Wednesday evening.
“There may be a gradual development with this as it crosses the Atlantic and it is possible that it may organize itself enough to become a tropical depression in the first half of the week,” said said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Adam Douty.
Even though this feature fails to organize in a tropical system, gusty showers and thunderstorms are still likely in the Lesser Antilles and northwestern Caribbean around midweek, forecasters said. AccuWeather.
Real-time tropical monitoring
These graphs, which update automatically, show you activity in the tropics in real time: