FIRST ALERT: Very low risk of tropical development off the SC coast

Updated: Jun. 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A small area of low pressure off the southeast coast has a small chance of brief tropical development.

According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, a small non-tropical low pressure system located about 150 miles south-southeast of the North Carolina-South Carolina border is producing disorganized showers and Thunderstorms over portions of southeastern and eastern North Carolina, including the Outer Banks, and adjacent Atlantic waters.

The chance of development continues to be extremely low at 10% this morning.
The chance of development continues to be extremely low at 10% this morning.(WMBF)

The low is moving slowly toward the north-northeast, and a gradual turn toward the north is forecast later today.

Environmental conditions are expected to remain unfavorable for significant development through tonight when the low should move inland over eastern North Carolina.

Regardless of development, heavy rainfall could occur over portions of northeastern South Carolina and southeastern and eastern North Carolina through Wednesday.

The chance of development is at 10%.

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