MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A weak tropical system may develop off the Carolina coast early next week.
A persistent area of disturbed weather near Florida may combine with a cold front stalling off the Carolina coast to produce a weak tropical system by early next week.
The latest forecast models are suggesting a generally weak and disorganized tropical system may start to form off the Florida east coast as early as Sunday and then drift to the northeast. Should the system reach tropical storm strength, it will be given the name Irma.
The latest American forecast model, or GFS, shows a weak tropical system well offshore of the North and South Carolina coast by late Monday and Tuesday with no impacts across our area.
The European forecast model, or EURO, is also showing the development of a weak tropical system. The EURO is a bit closer to the coast and brings in the risk of a few spotty coastal showers by Monday and Tuesday.