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NHC Increases Chances Of Development For Low Near S. Carolina Coast

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Posted at 5:59 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 08:18:15-04

UPDATE 8 AM 5/27/2020

The National Hurricane Center has increased the chance of development to high for an area of low pressure just south of South Carolina. That chance is now 70% over the next few days before it moves inland.
A Special Tropical Weather Outlook was issued at 7:25am for because radar imagery indicated that the area of disturbed weather located just offshore the South Carolina Coast has become significantly better organized over the past few hours and reports from an offshore buoy are currently 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 today. 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.

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FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 6 PM 5/26/2020

Chances up to 30% for possible development. Land interaction and shear will be two factors that will work against potential development. Regardless of development, heavy rain will be possible for the Carolinas through Wednesday.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9 AM 5/26/2020
No major changes Tuesday morning as an area of low pressure moves northeast over Central Florida headed toward the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center is giving this a low chance of developing in the days ahead. Upper level winds, land interaction and dry air are still forecast to inhibit further development.

FIRST UPDATE 6 PM 5/25/2020

NHC is keeping a close eye on broad area of low pressure over Florida that will move into the western Atlantic in the coming days. It has a LOW chance to develop into a tropical system over the next 5 days as it moves off the FL Coast and northward toward the GA coast and the Carolinas. We will continue to monitor the system, but besides more rain chances on Tuesday, it should have no significant impacts on our sensible weather this week. Upper level winds are NOT favorable for any further development of this system.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

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