Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Tropical Update -- Tuesday Morning

Hurricane Felix is making landfall this morning as a category 5 hurricane along the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. This will be devastating to much of Central America. I expect reports of catastrophic damage from Felix's winds and torrential rains. The storm should weaken through the day as the hurricane moves over land.

While Felix is the only named storm in the Atlantic basin this morning, we continue to monitor a disturbance off the southeast coast.

This non-tropical low has the potential to become a tropical depression over the next couple of days. The low will likely drift to the east today and tomorrow. However, it may begin to move back to the west or northwest by the end of the week. There is at least one computer model this morning that shows the system moving toward the Carolina coast by the weekend. Other models keep the system off shore. A good soaking rainfall from a weak tropical system is exactly what the drought-stricken Carolinas could use. We'll see if it pans out.... Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for the latest.

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