Low Pressure Developing Near Florida

Low Pressure Developing Near Florida

They now say that there is a 70% (HIGH) chance of it developing into a subtropical storm over the next 5 days.

An area of low pressure could take on some tropical characteristics as it develops off the Southeast coast going into this weekend.

What can we expect in southeastern North Carolina?

The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 9 AM EDT Wednesday, or earlier, if necessary.

The storm is likely to develop a couple hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas as it heads northeast over the Atlantic, forecasters said.

June 1 is the official start to the hurricane season and lasts through November 30.

A tropical disturbance could bring big waves and strong rip currents to parts of the Carolina coast. Subtropical storms often are less compact and symmetrical, and typically can't become almost as strong as a tropical storm, which only needs warm water and light upper level winds to maintain its strength.

Warm Atlantic Ocean temperatures will make it easier for tropical storms and hurricanes to develop.

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project team has forecasted for about 16 named storms, including 8 hurricanes this year.

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