MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tropical Depression 3 has formed near the Bahamas and will dissipate as it passes the coast of the Carolinas.
The depression is moving toward the north at 12 mph. A turn toward the northeast is expected on Tuesday and Tuesday night. “A northeastward motion is forecast on Wednesday, which will keep the center and strongest winds away from the coast of the southeastern United States. The new NHC track forecast is similar to the previous advisory and lies close to the various consensus models,” said the National Hurricane Center in the morning update.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. No significant increase in strength is anticipated, and the depression is forecast to dissipate by Wednesday as it nears the coast of the Carolinas.
Despite the forecast track, no impacts are expected anywhere across South Carolina.
We are also keeping an eye on the Gulf of Mexico. There is a 20% chance of development in that area over the next five days. This is still a low chance but something that we will continue to watch.