MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Hurricane Humberto continues to strengthen but there continues to be good news for the Carolinas.
After being upgraded to a hurricane Sunday night, Humberto has continued to strengthen with wind speeds increasing to 85 mph. The strengthening will continue throughout today and Humberto is forecast to reach Category 2 strength. Models remain on good agreement with the overall track of Humberto. This means direct impacts to the Carolinas are not expected.
The only impacts we will see from Humberto look to be the increased rip current risk and large waves over the next two days. With the weather being okay, it might be a better idea to hit the pool, rather than the beaches with the rip current threat.
We still are watching two disturbances. At this time, neither of them pose a threat to the Carolinas but we are keeping an eye on the system in the Atlantic. That system is currently disorganized but conditions are expected to be more favorable for development through the middle of the week. The chance of development is at 50% over the next two days and 80% over the next five days.