Storm Watch: Charleston Braces as Potential Ophelia Builds Strength Off The Florida Coast

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A brewing storm is catching the eye of the National Hurricane Center.

Just a few hundred miles off the Florida coast, a trough of low pressure is stirring up a dance of showers and thunderstorms.

By early Friday, we might see a strengthening low-pressure system with powerful storm surges directly off the coast of Charleston, and it could even morph into a a low-level hurricane by the weekend as it hugs the Carolina coast.

While subtropical systems are typically less fierce than their tropical counterparts, if this one escalates into a subtropical storm, it’ll earn the name Ophelia. As of now, the odds stand at a 30% chance by Saturday.

Stay tuned!

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