While eyes in Florida were turned toward the hurricane that became a tropical storm as it hugged the coast over the weekend, an “area of disturbed weather” behind Isaias may become the next tropical depression of the season.
A surface trough of low pressure, located a few hundred miles north of the northern Leeward Islands, is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, according to the 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Marginal environmental conditions could allow for some slow development of this system during the next several days, with a tropical depression possibly forming later this week.
This system is forecast to move northwest at about 15 mph over the southwestern Atlantic today and on Tuesday, and then stall several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda by the middle to latter part of the week.
- Formation chance through 48 hours: medium, 40 percent.
- Formation chance through 5 days: medium, 60 percent.
Tropical Storm Isaias expected to become hurricane again before landfall in Carolinas
Isaias left Florida behind late Monday morning after spending the weekend hugging the state’s coast as it headed north.
Still a strong tropical storm, Isaias was located 90 miles east-southeast of Brunswick, Georgia, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
With maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, Isaias was moving north at 13 mph and a hurricane warning is in effect from South Santee River South Carolina to Surf City North Carolina.
A turn toward the north-northeast, along with an increase in forward speed is expected by this late afternoon or early evening, followed by a faster northeastward motion tonight and Tuesday.
On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will pass well east of the Georgia coast through this afternoon.
The center of Isaias will then approach the coasts of northeastern South Carolina and southern North Carolina within the hurricane warning area this evening.
The center will then move inland over eastern North Carolina tonight, and move along the coast of the mid-Atlantic states on Tuesday and into the northeastern United States Tuesday night.
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