Tropical disturbance brushes NC coast, heading out to sea

Posted August 30, 2017

A tropical storm warning covered much of the North Carolina coast, where the storm should arrive today. "We are starting to see development". It will be mostly sunny with a high near 91 and heat index values, or a "feels like" temperature, of about 102.

Heavy rain is expected to be the main hazard.

Monday: Rain and thunderstorms linger in Florida and spread into eastern North Carolina and eastern Virginia.

Invest 93L has become better organized in the past day or so, and it's expected to grow and intensify this week.

A nice warmup is in the cards for Thursday, as highs return to the lower to mid 80s across most of the state. Rain could spread from SC to southeastern Virginia Tuesday and to MA on Tuesday night. Forecasters also expect hazardous surf, swells and strong wind with this storm. He said the system could form into either Tropical Storm Irma or Subtropical Storm Irma by 11 a.m. Very nice weather by late August standards for Oklahoma. If we do have a situation occur, please pay attention to emergency preparedness officials, make emergency preparations for you and your family and above all, use good sense. There is a 10- to 20-percent chance for a late-day shower and that would be mainly along and south of I-85. Rain chances will then linger around 40% to 60% through Sunday.

"A lot of the rain we will get from this will be pretty light in (the Triangle) area", said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. It's not expected to intensify significantly but it will bring more heavy rainfall into flood ravaged areas of southeast Texas and southern Louisiana over the next 36 to 48 hours. Depending on the track and timing of whatever is left from Harvey, some clouds and showers may be a part of the weekend forecast, although wouldn't last the entire weekend.

The system is now an area of thunderstorms just off the coastline of the state of Georgia, but is showing signs of organizing into a tropical storm.