Tropical Depression Forms Near Hilton Head, National Hurricane Center Monitors Disturbance in Central Atlantic
By Space Coast Daily // June 28, 2021
Tropical Depression Four expected to strengthen, impact South Carolina/ Georgia area tonight
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has upgraded one of two disturbances to Tropical Depression Four on Monday as hurricane season begins to heat up.
Tropical Depression Four is located about 190 miles east-southeast of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms mainly west of the center.
Should the Tropical Depression have any additional increase in thunderstorm activity, it would result in advisories for a tropical depression or tropical storm later this afternoon.
The low pressure system is forecast to move west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph, and should reach the coast of southern South Carolina or Georgia by this evening.
Experts at the National Hurricane Center are also monitoring another disturbance deeper in the Atlantic that is showing signs of potential development over the next five days and could impact the Bahamas by the end of this weekend.
The system is currently located over 300 miles east of the Lesser Antiles
The broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is producing a small cluster of showers and thunderstorms over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Some slow development is possible through the end of the week while this system moves quickly westward to west-northwestward at about 20 mph, likely reaching the Lesser Antilles Wednesday night.
Over the next five days, it has a 40-percent chance to develop into a tropical system.