Tropical Depression Forecast To Strengthen Into Tropical Storm, Heading Toward South Carolina Coast

By  //  May 28, 2016

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swells locally will increase rip current risk

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Tropical Depression Two has formed northeast of the Bahamas and is forecast to track toward the west-northwest as it strengthens into a Tropical Storm later tonight. (NWS image)

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Tropical Depression Two has formed northeast of the Bahamas and is forecast to track toward the west-northwest as it strengthens into a Tropical Storm later tonight.

Tropical Storm Warnings are now in place for the South Carolina coast.

While direct impacts to east central Florida are not expected, swells generated by this system will increase the rip current threat along the coast this Memorial Day weekend.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WEATHER

Saturday…Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Saturday Night…Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunday…Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunday Night…Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Memorial Day…Partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Monday Night…Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.


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