First Alert: Chances increasing for one disturbance in the next five days

Thursday Morning Tropical Update

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Hurricane Center is watching two disturbances for possible tropical developments later this week. The good news? The disturbance closest to the East Coast has a very low chance of development over the next five days. This system is expected to work parallel to the East Coast and will only bring a 10% chance of development over the next five days. This system does not pose a threat to the Carolinas at this time. The moisture from this system should increase our rain chances slightly for Saturday.

This system has a very low chance of tropical development but the moisture will help increase the rain chances for Saturday.
This system has a very low chance of tropical development but the moisture will help increase the rain chances for Saturday. (Source: WMBF)

The second disturbance is located further east in the Atlantic. There is no significant development expected for the next few days while it moves northwestward at 15 mph. The National Hurricane Center says that “environmental conditions could become more supportive by Saturday and a tropical depression is likely to form over the weekend, several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles". The next named storm would be Chantal. This system does not pose a threat to the Carolinas at this time.

The second disturbance looks to have a higher chance of development within the next five days. The morning update keeps a 70% chance of development in the next five days.
The second disturbance looks to have a higher chance of development within the next five days. The morning update keeps a 70% chance of development in the next five days. (Source: WMBF)

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