Storm Alert: Charleston Bracing for Ophelia’s Arrival This Weekend


Tropical Cyclone 16 is on a transformation journey, poised to become Tropical Storm Ophelia by Friday, with its sights set on a direct hit with the Carolina coastline.

As of the 8 am update this morning, the storm is flexing its muscles with winds of 50 mph, and is flirting with the coast off Charleston as it meanders North West.

The latest forecasts paint a dramatic picture for most of the Carolina coast line, with flash flooding, form of rip currents, and high surf along the beaches this weekend.

NWS officials are reminding all residents in Atlantic Coast states to be prepared.

In case of a power outage, make sure to have the following emergency items stocked in your home;

We will continue to update this article as this storm develops.