NHC: Issues advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten located near Georgia coast

The system is expected to move over the western Atlantic later today, and has a brief opportunity to become a tropical or subtropical depression during the next day or so before merging with a cold front, forecasters said.

Regardless of whether the system is tropical or non tropical, gusty winds and rough seas are expected along the coast with enhanced chances of rip currents. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.

A storm has to have a closed center of circulation and sustained winds of 39 miles per hour to be classified as a tropical storm and get a name, and the next name on the list is Irma.

The National Hurricane Center released its potential tropical cyclone ten advisory Sunday afternoon and included a Tropical Storm Watch for Dare County.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for portions of the SC and North Carolina coasts.

Leigh Brock  WBTV
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The National Hurricane Center has issued its first advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone 10, the tenth disturbance they have issued an advisory for during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

If the system develops into a tropical storm, it will be given the name Irma.

Additionally, the low-pressure system in tandem with strong high pressure over the Northeast will create an onshore wind flow.

Coastal showers associated with the low will arrive as early as Monday morning. No significant flooding is likely, but some ponding on roads may occur during the times of heaviest rain Monday afternoon and Monday evening.

  • Joey Payne