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Possible Tropical Impacts This Week

Possible Tropical Impacts This Week

There is a tropical storm watch for the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, where tropical storm conditions are possible Sunday and Monday. The system appears to be moving northward near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days. We could see some tropical downpours and storms here in the Midlands, all depending on the track of this potential system. The model has the storm passing through SC sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon as a tropical storm before weakening back to a depression. Once the tropical wave is upgraded it a tropical storm it will be named Michael.

There remains no threat to land as the hurricane continues to pace around in the open Atlantic waters. This general motion is expected for the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a high probability of tropical development at 100%. The system is producing showers and thunderstorms from Central America across the Western Caribbean.

The area in red indicates where this system is likely to develop. The tropical system will approach the Gulf Coast just as the cold front pushes in to approach the Gulf on Tuesday. Interests from southeast Louisiana to western Florida should prepare for the storm.




We're talking temperatures that could be in the 60s and low 70s during the day and 40s at night.

"Residents and others with interests along the central or northeastern Gulf Coast should closely monitor the progress of the storm", Accuweather said in a forecast tonight.


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