Massive Low Pressure System Developing Off The Atlantic Coast


As a massive low-pressure system brings heavy rain to Florida, forecasters are monitoring its potential to become tropical as it moves toward South Carolina’s coast.

The National Hurricane Center just issued the following alert about the system:

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Thu Jun 13 2024

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Offshore of the Southeastern U.S. (AL90):
An elongated area of low pressure offshore the coast of Florida is 
producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. 
Despite strong upper-level winds, some gradual development is 
possible while the system moves northeastward offshore of the 
southeastern U.S. coast during the next couple of days. Regardless 
of development, heavy rainfall is forecast to continue across 
portions of the Florida peninsula through late this week. For more 
information, see products issued by the Weather Prediction Center 
and local National Weather Service Forecast Offices.

The National Weather Service in Charleston said an enhanced risk of rip currents is possible through early next week.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Even if this system won’t pose a direct threat to the South Carolina coast, it’s a reminder to always be prepared.

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