Weather Update: Tropical Depression – Storm

00:27 28 May in News

DEPRESSION FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM OVERNIGHT OR SATURDAY

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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

Savannah River to Little River Inlet South Carolina

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Two was located near latitude 29.0 North, longitude 75.9 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Saturday. A decrease in forward speed and a turn toward the northwest and then toward the north are expected on Saturday night and Sunday as the system nears the coast in the warning area.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm overnight or on Saturday.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by Saturday night or early Sunday, making outside preparations difficult.

RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches from eastern South Carolina through southeastern North Carolina.

STORM SURGE: Storm surge inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level is expected within the tropical storm warning area.

SURF: This system is expected to produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along portions of the southeastern United States coast through the weekend.

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Please stay safe and follow local weather advisories. Have a preparedness kit ready.