FIRST ALERT: Watching three disturbances in the tropics

FIRST ALERT: Watching three disturbances in the tropics
The 40% chance of development is the highest chance in the Atlantic right now. Thankfully, this does not pose a threat to the Carolinas. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Three areas of interest remain in the Atlantic, but none of the systems will pose a threat to the Carolinas.

AREA OF DEVELOPMENT 1

Cloudiness and showers located off the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States are associated with a non-tropical area of low pressure that is producing gale-force winds. This system is forecast to strengthen as a non-tropical low off the east coast of the United States during the next day or so. Environmental conditions are now forecast to be less conducive for significant subtropical or tropical cyclone development through the end of the week as it meanders offshore the United States. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring strong winds, coastal flooding, and rough surf to portions of the mid- Atlantic and northeastern United States coasts through late week. Additional information on this system can also be found in local products and High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. The chance of tropical development is 30% over the next five days. This system will have no impacts on the Carolinas.

AREA OF DEVELOPMENT 2

A small area of low pressure located about 250 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina is producing showers and thunderstorms well east of the center. Upper level winds are only marginally favorable for some additional development today. By tonight, the system is forecast to merge with the low off the east coast of the United States. The chance of development is at 20%.

There are three systems we continue to watch in the tropics. No threats to the Carolinas at this time.
There are three systems we continue to watch in the tropics. No threats to the Carolinas at this time. (Source: WMBF)

AREA OF DEVELOPMENT 3

A non-tropical low pressure system located about 1000 miles east of Bermuda is producing winds to near gale force. This system could still become a tropical or subtropical storm while it moves slowly westward through today. However, upper-level winds are expected to become unfavorable for further development by tonight. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. The chance of development is at 40%.

The 40% chance of development is the highest chance in the Atlantic right now. Thankfully, this does not pose a threat to the Carolinas.
The 40% chance of development is the highest chance in the Atlantic right now. Thankfully, this does not pose a threat to the Carolinas. (Source: WMBF)

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