Tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten off Georgia coast

According to the National Weather Service, a system developing off the coast of Georgia is expected to move along the North Carolina coast Monday and Tuesday.

The Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina. When that happens, the system will be given the name "Irma". No significant flooding is likely, but some ponding on roads may occur during the times of heaviest rain Monday afternoon and Monday evening.

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Computer forecast models show the storm moving very close to the coasts of South and North Carolina before heading off to the northeast and out to sea.

The NHC has given Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten a high chance of formation into a tropical depression or storm within the next day or so before it merges with a front.

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Coastal locations can expect the possibility of 1 to 3 inches of rainfall while further inland, rainfall will be less than 2 inches. A slow northward motion is expected tonight and Monday, followed by a faster northeastward motion Monday night and Tuesday. The coast will see the rain start as early as Monday morning while inland areas won't see the heavy rain until late Monday into Tuesday.

For updates on the low off our coast early next week plus the latest on Hurricane Harvey off the Texas coast, tune in for our tropical updates at:21 after every hour on Spectrum News.

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There is a high risk for rip currents at our area beaches. Very risky boating conditions will develop tonight and linger into early Tuesday.


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