Tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten off Georgia coast


While Hurricane Harvey devastates the western Gulf Coast region, a weak tropical system may form off the Southeastern U.S. coast early this week, per the National Weather Service office in Newport/Morehead City.

If the system becomes tropical (taking the name Irma) and continues on its northward track, its outer bands may eventually begin to have at least a limited impact on Atlantic Canada.

This area of low pressure is expected to strengthen as it moves northeastward.

The hurricane center expected the system to merge with a cold front in the next few days. Other impressive rainfall totals since Wednesday include 8.25 inches in Fort Myers and 6.49 inches in Naples.

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Potential tropical cyclone ten has formed off the Georgia coast. Strong and damaging winds are not likely.

Current forecasts call for increasing winds and rough surf along the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in the coming week, according to the NWS.

A trough of low pressure extending from the eastern Gulf of Mexico continues to produce a large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms.

It looks like the system will make its closest approach to northeast SC later Monday or Monday night, DiGiorgi said. Since then, this storm has weakened to tropical storm status, but still has quite a bit of rain associated with it. Harvey is expected to gradually weaken through the day on Sunday, though it's movement will remain fairly stationary.