For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Special Tropical Weather Outlook issued to discuss the area of low
pressure near the southeast U.S. coast.
Radar imagery indicates that the area of disturbed weather located
just offshore the South Carolina Coast has become significantly
better organized over the past few hours. Reports from an offshore
buoy are showing that this system is producing tropical-storm-force
winds. If these development trends continue, then this system
is likely to become a tropical storm before it moves inland later
Heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding over portions of the
Carolinas today. Gusty winds could also produce rough marine
conditions and life-threatening surf and rip currents along the
coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas through today.
1. For additional information, see products from your local National
Weather Service office. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook
on this system will be issued by 3PM EDT Wednesday, or earlier if
Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.