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.
— NWS Charleston, SC (@NWSCharlestonSC) September 20, 2023
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.