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Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Intermediate Advisory Number 5A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL102017
800 PM EDT Mon Aug 28 2017
...DISTURBANCE PRODUCING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS NEAR THE SOUTH
SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM SSE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 160 MI...260 KM SW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North of Surf City to Duck
* Albemarle Sound
* Pamlico Sound
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Surf City to South Santee River
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the area of minimum pressure associated
with the disturbance was estimated near latitude 32.4 North,
longitude 79.7 West. The system is moving toward the northeast near
12 mph (19 km/h), and this general motion with a gradual increase in
forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the
forecast track, the system will move near or over the coast of South
Carolina tonight and across the North Carolina Outer Banks on
Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher
gusts. The strongest winds are over water well to the east of the
area of minimum pressure. Although the disturbance has not become
any better organized today, there is still potential for the system
to become a tropical storm during the next 24 hours. Regardless
of whether or not this system becomes a tropical cyclone,
tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains are expected over
portions of the Carolinas during the next day or so.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km)
to the east of the area of minimum pressure.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area tonight and Tuesday and tropical storm conditions are possible
in the watch area tonight.
RAINFALL: The low is expected to produce total rain accumulations
of 3 to 6 inches along the northeastern South Carolina, North
Carolina, and southeast Virginia coasts, with possible isolated
maximum amounts of 9 inches. The heavier rains may result in some
flooding concerns along coastal areas.
SURF: Swells generated by this disturbance will affect portions of
the Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina coasts during the
next day or so, creating dangerous surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.
TORNADOES: A brief tornado is possible tonight through midday
Tuesday along the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.