NWS forecasts high chance of cyclone formation

The red markings on this map indicate an area the National Hurricane Center has reported has a high chance of seeing a tropical or subtropical cyclone forming. (NHC graphic)

NEWPORT — Local meteorologists say there’s a high chance of a tropical cyclone forming by Monday.

The National Weather Service’s Newport weather forecasting office issued a briefing Wednesday afternoon. NWS Meteorologist Ryan Ellis said the National Hurricane Center has reported a broad area of low air pressure near the northeastern coast of South Carolina, which has a 70% chance of forming a tropical or subtropical cyclone by Monday,

“For eastern North Carolina, the highest impacts for this system will be in the form of heavy rain and potential minor flooding,” Mr. Ellis said. “This threat will continue through Friday, after which time the forecast has the system tracking to the north, up the eastern seaboard.”

Additional briefings will be issued if needed. More information on local weather conditions, forecasts, watches, warnings and outlooks are available on the website, weather.gov/mhx/tropical, and on the NHC website, nhc.noaa.gov.


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